Tobruk plaster splint
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