Keeping Plaster Casts Dry: What Works?

Nielsen, Dominic M, Ripley, Lionel G and Ricketts, David M (2005) Keeping Plaster Casts Dry: What Works? Injury, International Journal of Care of the Injured, 36 (1). pp. 73-74. ISSN 0020-1383

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Abstract

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.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of Engineering and Informatics > Engineering and Design
Depositing User: Lionel Ripley
Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2012 20:00
Last Modified: 30 Mar 2012 12:19
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/23474
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