Tighten up your bandaging skills (photo slides)

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Tisha A. Harper, DVM, DACVS, discusses common complications associated with external coaptation (the use of casts, splints, bandages, hobbles, orthotics, or slings to help stabilize fractures or luxations, to reduce postoperative swelling, or to help manage and protect wounds), and how can their occurrence be minimized.

Along with general guidelines, she reviews common bandaging problems and complications. She also includes resources for educating clients about at-home bandage care. Continue reading

Source: Clinician’s Brief, December 2017.

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