Indication: fractures, ligament injury, recurrent dislocation,
deformity correction, etc.
MOA: plaster of paris is moulded to shape of the limb over a layer of stocking anf wool, with padding at bony prominence; sets using exothermic reaction (feels warm) restores anatomy, stabilises, preserves blood supply, allows safe and early mobilisation
NB. Post X-ray fractures to check positioning of fracture
SEs: local discomfort, allergic dermatitis, muscle wasting,
circulatory compromise (acute ischemic limb)