- Splinting material (padded fiberglass or 12-15 layers of plaster)
- Elastic bandaging
Posterior long leg
- Proximal: Proximal femur
- Distal: Plantar surface of the metatarsal heads
- 3–4 cm below the level of fibular head on both the medial and lateral leg.
Posterior Long Leg
- Extends down posterior leg, under the knee, over the heel and ends at the metatarsal heads.
- Toes remain free.
- Start on lateral leg just below the fibular head.
- Wrap under the plantar surface of foot/calcaneus.
- End on medial side at same level as the lateral side.
- Patient is supine.
- Splint applied with knee in 5-15º flexion (place a pillow under the knee to support at this angle) and ankle at 90º or in slight plantar flexion.
- Apply padding along the entire leg, with special attention to padding over the calcaneus and medial and lateral malleolus.
- Apply posterior long leg splint first and secure with elastic bandage.
- Apply stirrup over the posterior slab and secure with elastic bandage.
- Reassess pulses, motor and sensation.