Precautions For POP Bandage Fixation

 

POP Bandage is also called plaster of Paris bandage. It is made of gauze bandage with sizing and plaster of Paris powder. It can be hardened and shaped in a short time after soaking in water. It has strong shaping ability and good stability. It is used for fixation in orthopedics or orthopedics, production of molds, auxiliary appliances for prostheses, and protective brackets for burned parts.

  1. In the process of using a plaster bandage, if you need to keep the affected limb in a special position, you should let someone else support the limb with the palm of your hand. Don’t use your fingers to press the plaster, otherwise it will easily cause local compression. And cause ulcers.

  2. It takes a period of time for plaster of paris to harden and form, during which the position and state of the limbs should always be maintained in a fixed state to prevent the plaster from breaking.

  3. After the plaster bandage is fixed, use a non-fading pen to indicate the date of the fracture and the state of the fracture on the plaster, so that the doctor can grasp the situation during the next review.

  4. After bandaging, be sure to observe the skin condition of the distal end of the affected limb, mainly to see if the color will turn purple, the skin temperature will drop, and the limb will numb. If you have the above symptoms, it means that the plaster is too tight and the blood circulation has been compressed. The plaster bandage must be cut immediately.

  5. After fixation for a period of time, as the patient's swelling condition improves, the plaster will gradually loosen. At this time, the meaning of fixation has been lost, and the plaster bandage must be replaced in time.www.china-medicaldressing.com

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