Background. The aeroplane splint is a well known method for maintaining abduction at the axilla. It is often used as an adjunct to achieve graft immobilisation. Traditional treatment of axillary contractures involved use of airplane splints which provided fixed abduction at the shoulder joint. These splints pose physical, . The aeroplane splint is a well-known method of maintaining an angle of 90° at the axllla. The construction of a simple, quickly made splint is.

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The completed splint is dressed with crepe bandage Fig 4. Sign in to download free article PDFs Sign in to access your subscriptions Sign in to your personal account.

It is often used as an adjunct to achieve graft immobilisation following axillary contracture release or hidradenitis surgery. The splint holds the arm in an abducted position at or below shoulder level, with the elbow bent. It should be long enough to extend beyond the joint above the injury and below the fracture site. Create a free personal account to access your subscriptions, sign up for qeroplane, and more. Get free access to newly published articles.

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The so-called aeroplane splint has been found of value in the treatment of certain fractures involving the humerus near the shoulder, such as unimpacted fracture of the anatomic and surgical neck of the humerus, fracture dislocation at the anatomic or surgical neck of the humerus, and fracture of the splnt tuberosity of the humerus. Get free access to newly published articles Create a personal account or sign in to: Making and Applying Splints.

Zimmer frame shaped, enrolled in plaster of Paris and secured to xplint part. They have worked wonders in the setting of hip fractures, especially in older people.

A splint can be improvised from a variety of materials, but should usually be light, straight, and rigid. Author aeroplabe Copyright and License information Aeropoane. Purchase access Subscribe now. Finally, an approximately 30cm long Zimmer splint Fig 3A is fashioned into a supportive strut Fig 3B.


The aeroplane splint is a well known method for maintaining abduction at the axilla. Discussion The current published literature only describes innovative new splint designs aimed at improving compliance in managing axillary contractures following burns. Pulses distal to aerpplane injury should be checked before and after splinting to determine whether the blood supply has been impaired.

There are various models and variations of the aeroplane splint, but all of them, so far as we know, have the same, and a serious objectionable feature; that is, difficulty in adjusting, and a more marked difficulty in maintaining adjustment.

Taylor splint a horizontal pelvic band and long lateral posterior bars; used to apply traction to the lower limb. Splints and devices of this type require surgery for insertion, but are less cumbersome than external splints and permit earlier use of the fractured bone. Ice cream sticks have been used as splints for broken fingers.

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The high-density foam aeroplane splint: Splints are also necessary to immobilize unset fractures when a patient is moved after an accident; they prevent motion of the fractured bone, which might cause greater damage. Splints are most commonly used to immobilize broken bones or dislocated joints. Breaks of the ribs and of face and skull bones usually do not require the use of splints, since these parts are naturally splinted by adjacent bone and tissue.

A complicated splint that holds the arm in abduction at about aerooplane level with the forearm midway in flexion, generally with an axillary strut for support.



Denis Browne splint a splint for the correction of clubfootconsisting of two metal footplates connected by a crossbar. The current published literature only describes innovative new splint designs aimed at improving compliance in managing axillary contractures following burns.

A multi-purpose, self-adjustable aeroplane splint for the splinting of axillary burns. Create a free personal account to download free article PDFs, sign up for alerts, and more.

Bandages or strips of cloth or adhesive tape are used to hold splints in place.

National Center for Biotechnology InformationU. Fitchet SM, Thorndike A. Tightly rolled newspapers or magazines can be used to splint the arm or lower leg.

Shoulder Abduction Brace (aeroplane splint)

It extends to the waist and may be made of plastic or wire, or it may be supported by a plaster body. The splint is designed in three parts, using plaster of Paris. Our website uses cookies to enhance your experience. This article is only available in the PDF format. In a pelvic or spinal fracture, the effect of splinting is achieved by placing the patient on a stretcher or board. Support Center Support Center. First Page Preview View Large.

Sign in to make a comment Sign in to your personal account. By revisiting the aeroplane splint and introducing this simple design, we hope to enable readers to apply it in their practice. Splints should be padded, at least on one side. Thomas splint two iron rods joined at the upper end by an oval iron ring or half-ring, and bent at the lower end to form a W shape; used to give support to the lower limb and remove the weight of the body from the knee joint by transferring it to the pelvis.