Introducing an Invention: Puzzle Shaped Cast for Upper Limb Fractures


1 University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada

2 Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran


Upper limb fractures are prevalent injuries. An essential element of fracture healing is to maintain the bones alignment. However there are lots of complications associated with traditional ways of treatment, such as compartment syndrome and stiffness due to immobility for long time. Also evaluation and observation of the limb under the casts for potential infections and skin issues are not possible. By this article an invention of puzzle shaped cast for upper limb is introduced. This novel cast is made up of different parts that they complete each other and join as pieces of a puzzle to shape a cast. By this mean physical examination during the healing process is possible and the complications could be less.


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  • Receive Date: 20 July 2014
  • Revise Date: 25 September 2014
  • Accept Date: 19 October 2014
  • First Publish Date: 01 February 2015