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Publication numberUS1867215 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJul 12, 1932
Filing dateNov 30, 1927
Priority dateNov 30, 1927
Publication numberUS 1867215 A, US 1867215A, US-A-1867215, US1867215 A, US1867215A
InventorsEttinger Joe J
Original AssigneeEttinger Joe J
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Surgical splint
US 1867215 A
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July 12, 1932. J. J. ETTINGER SURGICAL SI LINT Filed Nov. 30. 1927 R. m N w m w H a L I I J ATTORNEY.


SURGICAL SPLINT Application filed November 30, 1927. $eria1 no. 2363323.

The invention relates to surgical splints and it is particularly directed to such splints as are adapted for use in connection with the reduction of a fractured clavicle.

The object of the invention is to provide a durable and efficient splint which is adjustable for accommodation to various persons.

The invention is illustrated in the accompanying drawing in which Figure 1 is a plan view of the splint; Flg. 2 a side elevational view of the splint; Fig. 3 an enlarged plan view of the splint having the pads removed; Fig. 4 a side View of the same and Fig. 5 a front elevational view of 16 the arm pads.

Referring to the illustrative embodiment of the invention the splint frame consists of a transverse plate 1 and a plate 2 secured by the rivets 3 to the plate 2 .and depending therefrom. The frame is thus T shaped or having the form of a cross. A series of apertures 4 is formed in the plate 2 through which the cord 5 is laced for securing the pad 6 to the back of the plate 2. Apertures 7 are also formed in the plate 1 through which the cord 8 is laced for securing the pad 8* to the back of the plate 1. The pads 6 and 8 may be secured to the plates in any suitable manner since they are intended to protect the wearer from injury or discomfort, and the manner of their attachment to the plates is un important. 7

A tape 9 is secured by the rivet 10 to the lower end of the plate 2 and attached to one end of the tape is a buckle 11 and at the opposite end of the tape is secured a suitable cleat 12.

At each end of the plate 1 are formed two slots 13 and 14 through which the bolts 15 15 are extended, the heads of the bolts bearing against the back of the plate. Each bolt is provided with a rectangular portion which is engaged in the slot so that the bolt will not turn in the slot but may be moved along the slot to any desired point. A cleat 16 is supported on the bolts 15 and the nuts 17 on said bolts, when tightened, firmly hold the cleat against the front side of the plate 1 in any position with respect to the slots that the cleat may be adjusted. This cleat is prefera ably folded at its opposite ends to forin a hook shaped member at each "end to which the buckles 18 are'-conne'cted respe c tively. The cleat is preferably somewhat resilient so that when thenuts 17 are tightened the folded portions 16 of the cleat will firmly engage the plate 1 and tend to lock the cleat in its adjusted position on the plate.

The cleat 19 at the opposite end of the plate 1 is similar in all respects to the cleat 16 and is supported on the bolts 15 andtightened against the plate by the nuts 20.' y The cleat also carries the buckles 21 at its opposite ends.

A pad 22 havinga'tape 23 secured thereto; is adapted to be passed over the shoulder and under the arm of the patient, the ends ofthe tape 23 being engaged in the buckles 18 and drawn up as much as necessity requires to secure apposition of the fractured parts of the clavicle. The other pad 24 is similarly sup- 7 ported over the other shoulder and under the other arm of the patient and connected to the buckles on the cleat 19 to firmly position the splint on the back of the patient. The tape 9 is passed about the body of the patient and drawn up as tight as may be desired to anchor the lower end of the splint.

In Fig. 1, the pad 22 is shown connected to both buckles 18 and the pad 24 is shown detached from the upper buckle 21 and depending from the lower buckle 21. a

By adjusting the cleats laterally in the slots various breadths of shoulders may be accommodated and the pads 22 and 24 applied thereto. Each cleat may be set at an angle within certain limits when such angularity is desirable to secure proper apposition of the fractured parts. Attached to each pad 22 and 24 is a buckle 25 to which the opposite ends of a tape 26 may be secured. A pad '27 is secured to the tape 26 and inuse bears against the chest of the patient. This tape 26 holds the front side of the pads in the proper position on the shoulders.

The frame of the splint formed by the plates 1 and 2, is preferably made of aluminum since that metal is relatively light in weight and is readily maintained in a cleanly condition. The arm pads 22 and 24 are interchange- 7 justably engaged #by the buckles.

able if desired'and either may be replaced by a new pad at small cost. The splint, of course, may be used for a fracture of either clavicle.

What I claim is:

A surgical splint comprising a flat T- shaped padded frame, two bars laterally adjustably mbuntedjadj'acent opposite-remi's respectively of the cross member of the frame, means to press the bars in adjusted position onto the cross member, each wbarJbei'x'lg'folded at its opposite ends to form buckle-receiving members, said folded portions being adapted to'engage the oross'member and tending to lock the bars to said member "and a ;-In w1tness whereof.l have'hereunto subscribed my name this 19th day of November,


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US3724453 *Aug 4, 1970Apr 3, 1973Dixon ASplints
US4612925 *Jul 23, 1984Sep 23, 1986Bender William MSmall animal intravenous restraint splint
U.S. Classification602/19
International ClassificationA61F5/04, A61F5/058
Cooperative ClassificationA61F5/05808
European ClassificationA61F5/058B