Background. The aeroplane splint is a well known method for maintaining abduction at the axilla. It is often used as an adjunct to achieve graft immobilisation. Traditional treatment of axillary contractures involved use of airplane splints which provided fixed abduction at the shoulder joint. These splints pose physical, . The aeroplane splint is a well-known method of maintaining an angle of 90° at the axllla. The construction of a simple, quickly made splint is.
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The aeroplane splint is a well known method for maintaining abduction at the axilla.
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It is often used as an adjunct to achieve graft immobilisation following axillary contracture release or hidradenitis surgery. The xplint is designed in three parts, using plaster of Paris. Next, a costal section is contoured around the lateral chest wall Fig 2B. Finally, an approximately 30cm long Zimmer splint Fig 3A is fashioned into a supportive strut Fig 3B.
This is strengthened by rolling it in several layers of plaster of Paris to form a relatively thick bar of plaster Fig 3C. The bar is positioned between the arm and chest wall, and fused to the splint using small, multilayered rectangles of plaster Figs 3D—3F. The completed splint is dressed with crepe bandage Fig 4.
The current published literature only describes innovative new splint designs aimed at improving compliance in managing axillary contractures following burns.
Slint revisiting the aeroplane splint and introducing this simple design, we hope to enable readers to apply it in their practice.
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Author information Copyright and License information Disclaimer. Background The aeroplane splint is a well known method for maintaining abduction at the axilla. Open in a separate window.
Zimmer frame shaped, enrolled in plaster of Aeorplane and secured to each part. Discussion The current published literature only describes innovative new splint designs aimed at improving compliance in managing axillary contractures following burns. A multi-purpose, self-adjustable aeroplane splint for the splinting of axillary burns.