Simple Cast Molding Pearls

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July 5, 2013 by EmerJencyWEBB

The Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne has some great clinical practice guidelines for several different fractures.  Link is below for more details.

http://www.rch.org.au/clinicalguide/#

To find fracture guidelines – browse by category and click on ‘Fractures’

Below are two cast molding tips highlighted in the guidelines:

1. Three Point Molding

3pointmolding

 

2. Interosseous Molding

IOmolding

 

 

Rang’s Children’s Fractures textbook also summarizes what makes an excellent cast:

Interosseous Mold

AP > Lateral Diameter

Three Point Mold

Flat ulnar border

 

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