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



  • Proximal: Fibular head
  • Distal: Plantar surface of the metatarsal heads

Splint Position

  • Extends down posterior leg, over the heel and ends at the metatarsal heads.
  • Toes remain free
  • Ankle positioned at 90º


  • Patient can be positioned prone or sitting with knee bent at 90º.
  • Apply padding, with special attention to padding over the calcaneus.
  • Apply splinting material and mold to support injury.
  • Secure with elastic bandage.
  • Reassess pulses, motor and sensation.