Plaster, Cast and Zinc-Paste Bandages
The term “immobilising bandages” includes plaster and cast bandages. These types of bandages are also often considered supportive bandages and come into use for a wide variety of orthopaedic symptoms. Unlike removable orthopaedic aids, these indefinitely immobilise injured body parts to prevent damaging movements or to secure fractures and dislocations.
Because plaster and cast bandages are rigid bandages, the use of a padded underlay has great meaning. The underlay prevents pressure points and protects sensitive skin from abrasions.
Plaster and cast bandages not only differ based on material, but also based on weight, hardening time and tolerability to moisture. While a plaster bandage cannot get wet, a patient can shower or even bathe with a cast bandage–assuming an appropriate underlay material was used.
In addition to cast and plaster bandages, you will also find zinc-paste bandages from Praxisdienst. These semi-rigid compression bandages constantly find use in orthopaedics when cooling and inflammation reduction is needed. Zinc-paste bandages are applied for tendonitis, sprains and follow-up care for fractures, among other things.
Each plaster and zing-paste bandage is, of course, available in various widths. This is important in order to ensure wrinkle-free wrapping of the bandage. With cast bandages, you have the choice between different colours. In the Splints category, you will find aluminium splints for treating various injuries, as well as special splints like the stack splint. In the Plaster Bandages category, we also offer you walking heels for integration into the cast.
All of our offered cast and plaster bandages are easy to manipulate and wrap. Underlay material and additional accessories for applying plaster bandages can be found in the Dressing Material category.
Do you have questions about a plaster bandage, are looking for a specific cast bandage or need advice for applying a zinc-paste bandage? Our customer service can advise you per email, chat or telephone.