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Keeping Plaster Casts Dry: What Works?
journal contributionposted on 2023-06-08, 00:53 authored by Dominic M Nielsen, Lionel G Ripley, David M Ricketts
Plaster casts are commonly used in the management of fractures. The mechanical properties of plasters are adversely affected by water. There are a number of commercial products available to allow patients to continue to shower and swim by protecting the plaster. The aim of this study was to compare these products with a plastic bag and elastic band. Each protector was tested in a shower, immersed in a swimming pool and worn while swimming. The volume of water intrusion was measured. There was no significant difference between a plastic bag and the commercially available products.
JournalInjury, International Journal of Care of the Injured
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