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Excerpt — 4th Edition With Web Resource

Applying and removing casts and splints

This section details the fundamental steps and important considerations that pertain to applying and removing fiberglass casts and splints.

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Methods for immobilizing the fractured foot and ankle

Immobilization of the fractured foot and ankle can be accomplished with splints or casts such as a posterior splint (figure 2.32), non-weight-bearing short leg cast (figure 2.33), and weight-bearing short leg cast (figure 2.34).

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