Orthopaedic Immobilization Techniques [ebook]

A Step-By-Step Guide for Casting and Splinting
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Author(s): Samuel A. Brown
Frank E. Radja

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Orthopaedic Immobilization Techniques: A Step-by-Step Guide for Casting and Splinting is a step-by-step written and visual guide for the proper application and removal of the most commonly used orthopaedic casts and splints.

Fundamental principles of plaster and fiberglass casts and splints and the associated complications of immobilization techniques are also presented.

The book is written and edited by recognized experts of the National Association of Orthopaedic Technologists and contributing Orthopaedic surgeons as an introduction to current philosophies and procedures of orthopaedic immobilization.

Table of Contents: 

Chapter One: Fundamentals of Casting and Splinting Procedures

Chapter Two: Upper Extremity Splints

Chapter Three: Upper Extremity Casts

Chapter Four: Lower Extremity Splints

Chapter Five: Lower Extremity Casts

Chapter Six: Complications of Casting and Splinting

Chapter Seven: BSN Medical specialty products

About the Author(s)

Samuel A. Brown

Samuel A. Brown MS, OTC, is the director of the Orthopaedic Technology Program at Southern Crescent Technical College in Griffin, Georgia.

Mr. Brown obtained his bachelor of science from The University of Alabama in 1995 and his master of science from Mississippi State University in 2001.

He has been a certified member of the National Association of Orthopaedic Technologist (NAOT)  for over 15 years.

Prior to his NAOT certification, he was a certified member of the National Athletic Trainers Association (NATA).

In 1998, he completed his fellowship in athletic training at the Steadman-Hawkins Clinic in Vail, Colorado.

After his fellowship, he worked at Emory Sports Medicine in Atlanta, Georgia, where he served as lead orthopaedic technician, head athletic trainer, and founding director of the Emory Sports Medicine Athletic Training Fellowship.

Next, he worked at Atlanta Sports Medicine and Orthopaedic Center, a private clinic that served as team physicians for Atlanta’s NFL and NHL professional teams.

Currently he serves on the board of directors, chairman of Educational Textbook Committee and Georgia State Delegate for the National Association of Orthopaedic Technologist as well as president of the Georgia Association of Orthopaedic Technologist.

Combined, Mr. Brown has over 27 years of experience in the practice of orthopaedics and sports medicine.

Frank E. Radja

Frank Radja, OTC, was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois.

He attended Holy Trinity High School and completed his undergraduate education at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC).

He graduated from Cook County Hospital’s Orthopaedic Technician Training Program in 1979.

He served as director of the Orthopaedic Technician Training Program for 23 years.

He served on the board of directors of the Orthopaedic Technologists Association of Illinois from 1981 until the present.

He has been an active member in the National Association of Orthopaedic Technologists since 1980.

In 2002, he was inducted into the Honor Society of the National Association of Orthopaedic Technologists.

He also began employment at UIC as an Orthopaedic Technologist in 2002 and continues to work there today.