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==Indications==
 
==Indications==
*Distal tibia/fibula fx.
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*Distal tibia/fibula fracture.
 
*Reduced dislocations
 
*Reduced dislocations
 
*Severe sprains
 
*Severe sprains
*Tarsal / metatarsal fx
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*Tarsal / metatarsal fracture
  
 
[[File:Posterior Ankle Splint.gif]]
 
[[File:Posterior Ankle Splint.gif]]

Revision as of 22:54, 8 July 2016

Background

  • Use at least 12-15 layers of plaster.
  • Adding a coaptation splint (stirrup) to the posterior splint eliminates inversion / eversion - especially useful for unstable fracture and sprains.
  • Also know as "Short-Leg Posterior Splint"

Indications

  • Distal tibia/fibula fracture.
  • Reduced dislocations
  • Severe sprains
  • Tarsal / metatarsal fracture

Posterior Ankle Splint.gif

See Also