- Splinting material (padded fiberglass or 8-10 layers of plaster)
- Elastic bandaging
- Lateral: deltoid
- Medial: medial proximal humerus
- Distal: elbow
- Start: medial proximal humerus, nearly in the axilla.
- Wrap around the elbow.
- End: overlying or just proximal to the deltoid on the lateral surface of the arm.
- Elbow at 90º
- Pad the arm evenly, paying particular attention to areas of possible friction.
- Begin with the splint material on the medial humerus, near the axilla.
- Wrap splinting material around the elbow, continuing up the lateral humerus and ending over the deltoid.
- Secure with elastic bandage that both secures the splint to the upper arm and extends across the chest (it will wrap under the contralateral axilla).
- Alternate method: prior to application place the splinting material into stockinette that extends 20-30 in beyond the both sides of the splinting material. After the splint is applied the stockinette can be tied around the contralateral side of the neck to provide support.
- Place the arm in a sling for additional support.
- Wrap in elastic bandage
- Reassess pulses, motor and sensation.