Forearm Backslab (Volar Wrist Half Cast)



Forearm Backslab
  1. Use this immobilisation for any wrist fractures including suspected wrist fractures.
  2. Apply it to the volar or palmar side of the hand. It can be applied on the volar and dorsal side if there are very unstable fracture patterns.
  3. The wrist can be in neutral alignment or slight extension, but never in flexion.
  4. Use 75mm gypsona for ladies and 100mm gypsona for men.
  5. Ensure that the thenar eminence muscles and the first webspace is clear to facilitate thumb movement.
  6. Ensure that the knuckles are clear dorsally and that the fingers can fully flex without being restricted by the cast.


Volar Wrist Half Cast