(Polyurethane Casting Bandage)
Bandage (Polyurethane Casting Bandage) is more pliable
of high strength & is more comfortable. To keep it fresh
it has been packed in two shells of aluminium foil individually
& one card board carton of 2 bandages.
high strength, light weight, X-ray transparent, patient
can even swim after it has been applied.
the area with 70% Isopropyl Alcohol of Povidone Iodine.
Apply some talcum powder, pull the stockinett
over the part and apply Cast Padding over it before
applying P.U. Bandage.
an adequate size, wear gloves & open one pouch containing
not open the second bandage till the first has been
best result dip the bandage in tap water for 2 seconds
take out of water & squeeze once. For making
fast setting squeeze 2 to 3 times & for medium
setting do not squeeze.
better mouldability and
slow setting is required the bandage may be applied
without dipping in water & after wrapping & molding,
wet it by dipping gloved hands in water 2-3 times & massaging
it or wrapping over it a wet gauze bandage which may
be removed after 10 minutes.
Bandage should be applied from narrow part towards
wide part with the bandage stayed close to the desired
sure do not apply P.U. Bandage with the bandage pulled
the bandage around the part to be plastered by suitable
overlap, going from narrow to wide portion.
P.U. Bandage in a spiral motion but not with excessive
the casted area freely with gloved hands dipped in
pouch should be opened just before use. Only one bandage
should be dipped in water at a time. The bandage should
not be applied with too much tension to avoid compression.
After applying the bandage it may be moulded to the required
shape and held in its place till fully hard. If the patient
feels uncomfortable due to tightening of the cast, slit
the cast immediately to relieve pressure. After applying
the bandage take off the gloves & wash hands with soap
& water. If the fracture is fresh and it is expected that
swelling may occur, the PU cast should not be applied at
all, rather a removable splint should be applied. If a
highly conformable splint is required the bandage may be
applied spirally like a plaster and then a slit may be
made longitudinally on both sides. Take care that sufficient
layers have been wrapped to enable it to bear the expected
load, i.e. for light and flexible support apply 3 layers
for wrists 4 layers, for forearm etc 5 layers, for lower
leg walking plaster (at foot, sole, ankle etc) 6-7 layers
with extra support at load bearing areas.