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5Application of Thomas’s splint

Application of Thomas’s splint

Secure leg and Thomas's splint

Flannelette bandage slings are used to support the leg on the Thomas‘s splint, whilst also providing support to the Kramer wire.

To complete the bandaging proximally it is passed over the ring of the Thomas‘s splint, under the Kramer wire, around the Thomas‘s splint, back under the Kramer wire, and is secured on the lateral side with a reef knot.