In this episode, host Alyssa Watson, DVM, talks with Hadley Gleason, VMD, MS, DACVS-SA, about her recent Clinician’s Brief article, “Application of a Modified Robert Jones Bandage in Dogs & Cats.” Dr. Gleason explains what makes a modified Robert Jones bandage, how to apply one, and how to make it work for your patients. She also covers what to do to prevent and correct bandaging complications.
Modified Robert Jones bandages are less bulky versions of classical Robert Jones bandages, essentially by incorporating less cast padding.
The main indications for bandaging are wounds or to maintain a splint; remember that bandages are not benign, so if it’s not needed, don’t apply it.
Changing at appropriate intervals is the most important factor for managing a bandage.
In general, modified Robert Jones bandages include 3 layers that can be wrapped in alternating directions to avoid limb rotation.
Include the toes, but leave the middle claws visible in order to assess for swelling.
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