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5Plaster application

Knee flexion

You may now place a pillow under the patient’s leg, although the knee should continue to be supported manually.

Knee flexion of 20-35° will relax the gastrocnemius, as previously discussed. This can be accomplished by a bolster or pillow underneath the supracondylar region, or by bringing the leg off the side, or end, of the table.