Stirrup splint

Background

  • Less inversion/eversion and less plantar flexion compared to posterior splint.

Indications

Procedure

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  • Assess distal pulse, motor, and sensation
  • Apply padding and splint material (e.g. Ortho-glass) as shown
    • Ankle should be in neutral position at 90 degrees
    • Splint should end mid calf [1]
  • Maintain position until splint material hardens and secure to leg (e.g. ace wraps)
  • Reassess distal pulse, motor, and sensation

See Also

References

  1. Splints and Casts: Indications and Methods http://www.aafp.org/afp/2009/0901/p491.html Accessed April 5, 2017