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In the course of POP slab immobilization a properly made POP slab is applied over the limb to be immobilized and the slab is bound lightly in position by a WET open mesh bandage. This encircling bandage should not be dry because
|A||Dry bandage inhibits POP setting.|
|B||Dry bandage after application shrinks causing compression.|
|C||Wet bandage gets attached to the POP slab hence rigid fixation.|
|D||Dry bandages tear easily.|
Dry bandage after application shrinks causing compression.
Dry clothes have a natural tendency to shrink after wetting. In the same way a dry bandage after application might shrink causing extra unnecessary compression.