This version of the Reel Splint Immobilizer™ has a unique twist. Two snap ring twist "Quick Disconnect" sleeves are positioned at the bottom or distal end of the splint. These sleeves allow the Reel's exclusive traction ratchet to be inserted into the distal portion of the splint. With the immobilizer component in the straight and neutral position, the ratchet can then be connected; thus creating the world's most highly effective long bone traction splint. In this traction configuration there are two vitally important developments incorporated into the splint's design.
ANATOMICAL PIVOTING ISCHIAL PAD: This assures proper alignment at and with the patient's "ischial pathway angle." Pivoting left or right, the ischial pad can be situated with proper and complete consideration of delicate proximal injury sites. The majority of femur fractures occur in this upper third portion of the thigh making this a major concern; especially in older 60's style traction splints still widely used today. Take a look in your splint compartment, and you might just find one of these traction relics still "hanging" around.
POSITIVE MIDLINE "POF" (What is it and why is it important?): POF allows the knee to be slightly flexed and supported at an angle that emulates the patient's natural anatomical "position of function" (or POF). This is highly beneficial in achieving proper natural limb alignment during traction while positively effecting nuero vascular integrity. This has become SOP (standard operating procedure) for many high profile EMS providers.
LOGISTICS & DEPLOYMENT BENEFITS MAKE US A MILITARY FAVORITE: The combination of the Reel splint and traction ratchet are favorites of military customers worldwide. Highly deployable, logistics friendly and totally self-contained... bottom line: carry this UNIVERSAL version of the Reel Splint and you're done!
The Reel Tactical System - Traction Ratchet
The Reel Splint Tactical System Traction Ratchet makes the Reel Splint Immobilizer the ONLY splint that does it all. Our radically redesigned ratchet attachment provides the following benefits:
- The elevation stand is "pin" free. This makes stand deployment, storage retractions and replacement simple.
- Single-hand ratcheting control; one medic can control both mechanical traction application and patient manual traction at the same time.
- Safety "traction lock": When engaged, this lock feature disables the traction ratcheting knob, preventing any accidental loss of traction.
- Reel's "One size fits all" ankle hitch: Over 20 years ago Reel was first to introduce a "one size fits all" design. EZ-HITCH™ saves you time, money and training, while providing a significantly improved neutral foot position result. The smaller profile "wrap around" design leaves pulse points needed for patient monitoring accessible.