How to build a Full Leg Cast made of Plaster
of Pairs casting gauze
The supplies you will need:
* Stockinette, 4".
* 2X Cast Padding, 4".
* 6X Plaster Bandage, 6".
* Disposable latex gloves.
1) Preparing and applying the stockinette
All casts start with the stockinette. Use 4" stockinette
and cut it so that the stockinette extends 1" beyond toes and to your groin.
2) Applying the cast padding
Take your 4" cast padding and start unrolling
at the ankle. Go around the ankle once to secure the end and work your way across your foot, do not bunch the cast padding.
Do this twice more, then continue up the leg until three fingers before the groin and work your way back to the ankle, cutting
off the excess. It is important to overlap by 1/3rd. Now fold the excess stockinette back over the cast padding.
The limb position is vital
For a walking cast the foot must be at 90 degrees
that means the opposite to pointing your toes and your knee must be at a 30 degree angle.
3) Applying the Plaster bandage
Put on the disposable gloves. Now take a 6" plaster
bandage. Once again start at the ankle and make one complete turn to secure the end. Bring the plaster across the back of
the foot to the just before the toes, rapping the foot in plaster. Now repeat this process two more times. Finish the 6" roll
by working your way up the leg. Now open a second 6" Plaster bandage and continue from where you left off . Work your way
to the end of the stockinette, making sure to leave a 1/4" of stockinette showing. Continue back to the toes still overlapping
by half a bandage width. Start the next 6" roll from the foot and work your way to your groin and back. Now use the fourth
6" roll working your way from the groin to below the knee same with the fith 6" roll. Now use the sixth 6" roll to strengthen
the knee by working from just above it down the shin.
4) Final molding of the cast
As the cast starts to set, Smooth and mold the
cast to the leg.