Friday, May 27, 2022

Re: Rigid dressings-responses

Pat Peick

Dear Colleagues,

This is the response to “Dome Paste” question

<< Pat, The rigid dressing used by Dundee Limb Fitting Centre, Scotland, is a 4 inch elasticated plaster of Paris bandage known as Ruhrstern Elastik. The supplier is: Paul Danz & Co Ruhrtaler Verbandstoff Fabrik 5802 Wetter 4 Postfach Germany Dundee use this very succesfully. The rigid dressing technique (using this dressing) is currently being evaluated in Scotland via a RCT. Currently around 70 patients have been entered into the trial although we expect to require at least twice this number before we can start analysis. I'm also told (I'm not a medic or prosthetist) that a standard 4 inch plaster of Paris bandage such as Gypsona can be used succesfully if the elasticated version is not available. I hope this is useful. Regards, Dr Shaun Treweek National Centre for Training and Education in Prosthetics and Orthotics University of Strathclyde Glasgow G4 OLS Scotland Tel.: 0141 548 4547 Fax.: 0141 552 1283 >>

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