Idea Exchange: Handy clinical use for a home-improvement tool

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Mar 01, 2008
By dvm360.com staff

Pipe insulation works great for soft-padded bandages and splints. It is lightweight and inexpensive and comes in different sizes. Triangular wedges can be cut from the insulation to conform to joints. I have also had good luck using it to keep limbs extended with positional catheters.

Dr. Annah Terry
Kearney, Mo.