Lower Limb Fractures

Below Knee Cast

Below Knee Cast

Below Knee Cast

  • Do follow the hospital staff instructions regarding weight bearing (walking on cast)
  • Keep the limb raised all the time when sitting for example, raised on a pillow
  • Keep the toes moving
  • Cover the toes with a sock (to keep them warm)
  • Keep the cast dry

Walking Boot

Hard Boot

Hard Boot

If any of the following are noticed, please report to the A&E department:

  • Swelling of the toes
  • Blueness of the toes (other than bruising)
  • Pins & Needles of the toes
  • Coldness of the toes
  • Any REAL PAIN in the limb
  • Any smell or discharge from the cast (other than sweat)

Remember, if your cast is going to be removed for the last time, plan ahead and bring the other shoe!!!