• Stockinette
  • Splinting material (padded fiberglass or 8-10 layers of plaster)
  • Padding
  • Elastic bandaging



  • Lateral: deltoid
  • Medial: medial proximal humerus
  • Distal: elbow

Splint Position

  • 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 90ยบ


  • 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.