Plaster of Paris Bandage

Ever since Plaster of Paris was first applied in the treatment of fractures over 150 years ago, it has proven indispensable in the non-operative management of not only musculoskeletal injuries but also other ailments requiring immobilization as well. A bandage consisting of a piece of cloth impregnated with Paris powder plaster, which is soaked in water and wrapped round or applied on one foot, etc., as it dries and hardens to form a plaster cast. Leading players in the market are 3M Company (US), Metronic PLC (Ireland), Johnson & Johnson Consumer Inc.