How to build a thumb spica splint
Thumb spica splints are used to treat many common hand injuries. Learn how to build and apply one.
Thumb spica splinting is used to immobilize the thumb and wrist in injuries like scaphoid and thumb fractures. In this lesson, you will learn which fractures require this type of splint and how to build and apply one using plaster.
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Manage common adult extremity injuries in emergency settings like a pro. Upon completion of this course, you will be able to professionally document fractures, create and apply various types of splints, and decide when to refer to a specialist for injuries that are prone to complications.