Plaster of Paris is hemihydrated calcium sulphate. On adding water it solidifies by an exothermic reaction into hydrated calcium sulphate. Backslab plaster of Paris casts are used as a treatment of fractures to immobilise the limb. Applying a back slab, as opposed to a full cast should allow for swelling of the limb.
- Consists of a lenoweave gauze that is coated with a blend of paster of paris, with binders and accelerators providing great stability
- The cast will set within 3-5 minutes.
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