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Achilles Injury Trauma Splint

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Intended Use

A modern and convenient splint for suspected Achilles rupture. The splint is applied in A&E/ER and does not require training to apply. It holds the foot plantar flexed until seen the patient is by a specialist.

Testimonials

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This splint saves patients and staff time. It also facilitates an efficient pathway for scanning and making decisions about treatment.

Musculo-Skeletal Radiologist, Past UKRCO Vice President and BSSR Council

Problem

Currently, patients who visit A&E with a query Achilles rupture are placed in a cast. This cast needs to be removed and reapplied if scanned.

Using a cast creates issues:

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5 layer application

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Difficult to apply

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Staff need training

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Takes time to dry

Solution

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By using a comfortable, padded, plastic shell wrapped in crepe bandage, the process is transformed.

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2 layer application

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Easier to apply

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No training needed

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Save patients time

Evidence

Evidence - The time taken to achieve both ultrasound scan and specialist review fell > 60%. All Thetis Trauma Splint patients reached their definitive treatment decisions within one week.

Instructions

1. Remove bandage clips (for use later) and position stockinette overhanging the toes.

Stage 1 of Trauma Splint Application

2. Keeping foot pointed down (tip-toes), position the splint to cover the shin and top of foot, but leave toes free.

Stage 2 of Trauma Splint Application

3. Fold the stockinette over at both ends.

Stage 3 of Trauma Splint Application

4. Wrap the crepe bandage firmly, but not too tight. Secure with the bandage clips provided.

Stage 4 of Trauma Splint Application

Sizing

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