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Spaso’s Shoulder Reduction and Backslabs

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 Backslab:

  • Volar plate avulsion fractures
  • Phalangeal fractures
  • Metacarpal fractures

Thumb Spica:

  • 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 fromĀ George Douros, Chris Nickson and Simon Green:

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