cast begins at the wrist and ends on the upper arm
below the axilla, and the hand is not wrapped.
SHORT LEG CAST.In applying a short leg
cast, seat the patient on a table with both legs over the
side, flexed at the knee. Instruct the patient to hold the
affected leg, with the ankle in a neutral position (90E).
Make sure that the foot is not rotated medially or
laterally. Beginning at the toes, apply webril (figs.
23A, 23B, and 23C) in the same manner as for the
short arm cast, ensuring that there are no lumps or
Figure 22.Applying a short arm cast.