You may not realise that you are working with many legends in the emergency department, they won’t make a song and dance about it, nor tell you their achievements. Spaso is one such legend. He invented a shoulder reduction technique that is highly successful and has spent numerous years working as an orthopaedic nurse, there is very little he doesn’t know about plastering. Below are some brief videos showing his tips and techniques.
Spaso shoulder reduction technique:
- Anterior shoulder dislocation
- Posterior shoulder dislocation
- Volar plate avulsion fractures
- Phalangeal fractures
- Metacarpal fractures
- 1st Metacarpal fracture
- Scaphoid fracture (in some shops)
Below Elbow Backslab / Colles’ / Smith’s fracture:
- Scaphoid fracture (in our shop)
- Buckle fracture involving the volar surface
- Distal radius fracture (Colles’ and Smiths)
Below Knee Backslab:
- Multiple metatarsal fractures
- Base of 5th fractures that are not avulsion fractures
- Weber A+B ankle fractures
- Bi / Tri-malleolar fractures
- Calcaneal, Tarsal, cuboid, cuneiform fractures
Additional Resources from George Douros, Chris Nickson and Simon Green:
- An easy way to get plastered – organising the plaster room and pdfs on back slab templates.
- Getting a leg over – the below knee and above knee back slab.
- Buddy stap no more – management of dorsal and volar phalangeal fractures.
- Simon and Neil get plastered – a paediatric guide to fracture management
- Simon’s Kidshealthwa.com fracture management quick reference pdf.
- Spaso’s original paper
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