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5Application of the cast

After the application of the second roll, whilst the plaster is still soft, final manipulation, with appropriate molding, is done and the reduction held until the plaster hardens. This may take 4 to 5 minutes, depending on the temperature of the water – colder water gives you more time.

A further two rolls are then applied below the knee and further molding is performed to achieve the desired 3-point fixation.