Removing the cast (equipment)

Cast saw

The blade of the cast saw oscillates from side to side cutting through the hard cast material without damaging the padding or soft tissue beneath.

Cast spreaders

Cast spreaders are used to split apart the edges of the cast after it is cut with the saw.

Bandage scissors

Bandage scissors are used to cut through the padding of webril and stockinette. The blunt tip protects the patient’s skin.

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