Dorsal dropfoot splint

Objective
Positioning of the foot in bed-ridden patients.
Indications
  • Flaccid hemiplegia
  • Cerebral paralysis
  • Peripheral nerve lesions
  • Congenital deflexion of the foot (clubfoot)
Fabrication steps
Starting Position
Recommended products
Thicknesses mm (inches)
3,2 mm (1/8")
4,2 mm (3/16")
Perforations mm (inches)
Non Perforated
Macro Perforated
1.

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).

2.

Secure the pattern to the leg using a bandage.

3.

Stretch the material so that the foot is now entirely covered.

4.

Hold the foot in the desired position until the material has hardened.

5.

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.