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4Padding

Leg support

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 damage.