What is a CT6 splint?

The CT6 Femoral Traction Leg Splint is a compact, powerful, reliable device that helps relieve pain and prevents further damage to surrounding muscle and tissue while reducing the risk of death caused from severed arteries. It has been designed for pre hospital and patient transport.

How do you use a Hare traction splint?

Hare Traction Splints

  1. Stabilize the injured leg.
  2. Position the splint against the uninjured leg to adjust the length.
  3. Place splint under the patient’s leg and place the ischial pad against the ischial tuberosity.
  4. Adjust splint to length, then attach ischial strap over the groin and thigh.

Can you put a traction splint on an open fracture?

Traction splints are recommended on all mid-shaft femur fractures to establish patient comfort and better fracture alignment. Traction splints have utility in the management of both closed and open fractures of the femoral diaphysis.

What is a Slishman traction splint?

The Slishman Traction Splint (STS) is an innovative traction device that solves many of the current problems with other femoral traction splints. The STS applies traction from the hip rather than from the ankle. Other devices have cumbersome assembly that can waste precious time.

Can you use a traction splint on a tib fib?

Importantly, the following injury patterns remain contraindications to the application of a traction splint: pelvic trauma, injuries to the patella, tibial/fibular and ankle fractures (Lee and Porter, 2005; Nichol and Nelson, 2019).

What is Buck traction?

Buck’s traction is a type of skin traction that is widely used for femoral, hip, and acetabular fractures, which are fractures in the socket portion of the “ball-and-socket” hip joint.

When should you not use a traction splint?

Relative contraindications to the use of traction splints include hip dislocation, fracture-dislocation of the knee, and concomitant ankle injury.

Is the Thomas splint still used?

This splint is still used today in the treatment of some femoral fractures in children.

Can you use a traction splint with a tib fib fracture?

“Every other traction device on the market is contraindicated if you have any kind of a lower leg injury,” said Bilger, “so if either one of the tibia or fibula bones is broken, you can’t use traction.”

Can EMT use traction splint?

Emergency medical service (EMS) personnel should immobilize the femur to prevent further injury during transport. Traction splints are recommended on all mid-shaft femur fractures to establish patient comfort and better fracture alignment.

Can you traction splint an open fracture?

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