After reduction, an assistant supports the leg, and checks to ensure that
there is no rotation of the fracture, by verifying that the second toe, patella
and superior iliac spine remain in line.
The distal edge of the cast will be located at the level of the metatarsal
heads, while the toes should remain free.
The proximal edge lies just below the greater trochanter on the lateral
side, and just below the groin on the medial side.
Take care to avoid pressure over the fibular head and neck area, to prevent
pressure on the common peroneal nerve that could cause neurapraxia, or nerve