Long leg posterior splint

Background

Indications

Procedure

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  • Assess distal pulse, motor, and sensation
  • Apply padding and splint material (e.g. Ortho-glass) as shown
    • Knee should be kept at 5 degrees flexion, foot in slight plantarflexion
  • Maintain position until splint hardens and secure splint to leg (e.g. ace wraps)
  • Reassess distal pulse, motor, and sensation

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