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Articulating Tractical Traction Splint Use on Pulseless Forearm Fracture

Spring 2014

Schwartz DS. 14(1). 6 - 8. (Journal Article)


An articulating tactical traction splint (REEL™ Tactical Traction Splint), commonly issued to U.S. military per-sonnel, was used to maintain traction in a pulseless fore-arm fracture during a confined space rescue, with good peripheral perfusion maintained through transport. This enabled a single rescuer to focus attention and provide care for other critical aspects of a multisystem trauma patient.

Keywords: articulating tactical traction splint; pulseless forearm fracture; fracture

PMID: 24604432

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