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Ann R Coll Surg Engl. 2009 July; 91(5): 440.
PMCID: PMC2758459
Technical Notes and Tips
Bruce Campbell, Section Editor

The Non-Drip Plaster of Paris

A method of packaging plaster of Paris that leaves minimal mess to the surgeon and the clinical area is described. Standard Tubigrip® slightly longer than the length required is cut, and the requisite amount of dry plaster is inserted folding the long ends over to encase it. This is immersed in water, squeezed out like a concertina and pulled out to length. The plaster is transferred to the patient, moulded onto the desired area and secured with a crepe bandage leaving a clean, plaster-free field. This leaves an aesthetically pleasing cast with no hard plaster edges thereby minimising tissue trauma.


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