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



  • 3–4 cm below the level of fibular head on both the medial and lateral leg.

Splint Position

  • Start on lateral leg.
  • Wrap under the plantar surface of foot.
  • End on medial side at same level as the lateral side.
  • 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 medial and lateral malleolus.
  • Apply splinting material and mold to support injury.
  • Secure with elastic bandage.
  • Reassess pulses, motor and sensation.