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July 18, 1931

Die Technik des ungepolsterten Gipsverbandes.

JAMA. 1931;97(3):203. doi:10.1001/jama.1931.02730030053039

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The author describes the indications for plaster-of-paris bandages and discusses the disadvantages of the usual technic of applying plaster over thickly padded parts of the body. He shows a number of pictures of ulcers and even of gangrene that have developed following the application of thickly padded plaster-of-paris casts. The technic of the unpadded plaster bandage is discussed, with descriptions of the various types of material and plaster that should be used. A careful description of the technic of applying the unpadded plaster-of-paris bandages directly on the skin is given, with especial attention to the lower extremity. The importance of extending the bandage to the periphery of the soft parts is noted. Most of the bandages on the extremities are first made into a wide bandage of several layers, which is then usually applied to the posterior of the lower extremity and the dorsum of the arm. This is carefully

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