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Musculoskeletal: Robert Jones bandage

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Introduction

  • Evenly distributed pressure and relative rigidity is achieved by multilayered application of roll cotton (cotton wool) and gauze bandages for temporary immobilization of injured limb.

Uses

Advantages

  • Easy and quick to apply.
  • Requires minimal equipment (but lots of cotton wool).
  • Can be used in conjunction with splints.
  • Half and full limb techniques.

Disadvantages

  • Final bandage can be very heavy and create a pendulum effect on affected limb.
  • Does not provide complete immobilization for long period, as bandage will loosen.
  • Half-limb bandage does not provide as good vertical support to limb as a cast   Musculoskeletal: external fixation - casts  .

Requirements

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Preparation

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Procedure

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Aftercare

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Further Reading

Publications

Refereed papers

  • Recent references from PubMed and VetMedResource.
  • Bramlage L R (1983) Current concepts of emergency first aid treatment and transportation of equine fractures patients. Comp Cont Educ Pract Vet 5, 564-574.

Other sources of information

  • Bramlage L R (1992) Emergency first aid treatment and transportation of equine fracture patients. In: Equine Surgery. Ed: J A Auer. W B Saunders, USA. pp 807-811.

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