DEVELOPMENT OF FOAM SPLINTS.
Final rept., 15 Apr-15 Oct 63,
OLIN MATHIESON CHEMICAL CORP NEW HAVEN CONN
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Feasibility of rigid urethane foam for emergency surgical splinting was proved. Formulation of a system that is easy to mix and dispense, and that gives a rigid splint was accomplished. A one-piece mold or container has been developed, to hold the foam during the period of rise and solidification, to protect against exotherm and pressure, and to help mold the foam to the shape of the injured area. Containers were designed for use on various parts of the body, including full body support by a pallet. One-can disposable generators proved feasible as a means of delivering the foam to the proper area. The removal of the cast at the proper time was facilitated by development of a triple stitched container. When the correct thread is pulled, the cast separates for easy removal. Author