Tobruk plaster splint

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Tobruk plaster splint

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MILITARY MEDICINE, ORTHOPAEDICS

A plaster cast for which tape provides traction on the skin through openings in the cast is used with a Thomas splint, which provides stability. It is used to immobilise the leg from the foot to groin in a casualty for transportation under hazardous conditions–e.g., battle for Tobruk, Libya during WW II. 

Synonyms Tobruk plaster, Tobruk splint 

References J R Army Med Corps. 1945 Dec;85:281

http://nzetc.victoria.ac.nz/etexts/WH2Surg/WH2Sur30a.jpg 

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