Prometheus traction splint
Traction splints are typically used to treat severe fractures of the femur but also fractures of other limbs. One person can apply the splint in less than 2 minutes and there’s no need to roll the patient.
The femur is the longest and strongest bone in the human body; the surrounding muscles (quadriceps) are also incredibly strong. When the femur breaks, the surrounding muscles can spasm and may result in pulling the bone ends past each other, which results in immense pain, bleeding (internal or external), and muscle and nerve damage.
Gifting equipment like this traction splint for our Essex & Herts Air Ambulance crew to use on their life-saving missions is a great way to support us.