James E. McNerney, Jr. DPM, Associate Professor
Actual casting is demonstrated to the student for pathological traumatic conditions of the lower extremity. Students participate in the casting which provides a basic insight in the handling and application of casting.
A. Normal functional anatomical position of the thigh, leg, foot and ankle.
B. Ability to apply and handle casting materials.
C. Understanding the usage of application.
D. Realization of the hazards of casting.
E. Understanding of when to use each type of immobilization
In order to best serve the patient, the student must be acquainted with adequate technique of the handling and application of casting materials.