Dorsal dropfoot splint
- Flaccid hemiplegia
- Cerebral paralysis
- Peripheral nerve lesions
- Congenital deflexion of the foot (clubfoot)
Place the pattern of a non-stick (NS) material on the underlay. Place the leg on top, ensuring that the calf is covered (not the foot).
Secure the pattern to the leg using a bandage.
Stretch the material so that the foot is now entirely covered.
Hold the foot in the desired position until the material has hardened.
Finishing: Widen the splint at the level of the malleoli and apply soft padding material around the ankle.
Fixation: A very large strap around the calf and a narrow strap over the instep.