Aftercare following long leg splint application
The splint is intended for provisional stabilization and can be used for up to 2-3 weeks. In general, it is taken off in the operating room before operative management. In the rare case of definitive nonoperative treatment, it can be converted to a long leg cast at 1-2 weeks, after the swelling has subsided.
Consideration should be given to thrombo-embolic prophylaxis, according to local treatment guidelines.