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Friday, April 23, 2010

Home made cast

Here is what you need to cast a broken bone:

Egg Whites
Popsicle sticks

Take some gauze and soak it in egg whites. Using a strip of dry gauze, wrap one layer around the broken bone. Be sure to wrap it broad enough to make a good casting support. After the first layer put popsicle sticks around the broken bone to keep it inline and supported. Wrap the gauze soaked in egg whites around the popsicle sticks. Be sure not to wrap it too tight as this could restrict blood flow, too loose and it doesn’t do its job. Wrapping may take a little practice to get the perfect tension. Allow it to dry.
This cast is good for small fractures where the bone is broken or cracked but not separated or misaligned.

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