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2Preparation

Material

To apply the long leg circular cast, the following materials are needed:

  • A stockinette, or tubular gauze bandage
  • Scissors
  • Cotton wool, or dedicated under-cast padding
  • Plaster-of-Paris bandages, which come in rolls of varying widths
  • Plaster slabs, generally five layers thick, and available in differing widths
  • Water, or another wetting agent

The water should be tepid, or lukewarm, with an ideal temperature between 22° and 25° C.

It should be noted that colder water, or a bandage that is wetter, will allow for an increased working time, while warmer water, or a bandage that is drier, reduces the working time.