• Stockinette
  • Splinting material (padded fiberglass or 12-15 layers of plaster)
  • Padding
  • Elastic bandaging



  • Proximal: Proximal femur
  • Distal: Plantar surface of the metatarsal heads

Splint Position

  • Extends down posterior leg, under the knee, over the heel and ends at the metatarsal heads.
  • Toes remain free.
  • Splint applied with knee in 5-15ยบ flexion (place a pillow under the knee to support at this angle) and ankle in slight plantar flexion.


  • Patient is supine.
  • Apply padding along the entire leg, with special attention to padding over the calcaneus.
  • Secure splinting material with elastic bandage.
  • Reassess pulses, motor and sensation.