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5Plaster application

Final molding

While the plaster is still soft, mold it gently to the curve of the tibia and around the knee. In addition, a supracondylar mold is important for the cast to control the length of the limb.

Check to ensure that there is no rotation of the fracture, by verifying that the second toe, patella and superior iliac spine remain in line.

To ensure that the foot is plantigrade, apply gentle pressure to the sole of the forefoot.

The pressure should be continued until the plaster hardens. However, the plaster will not achieve full strength for 36 hours.