The #EM3 education team demonstrates how to apply a cricket pad splint for a dislocated patella.
Re-applying: To fit the brace, you will need to sit with your affected leg supported on a bed or sofa with the knee straight. Place the brace open under the knee, wrap round so that the curved sections go around your kneecap. When closed around the leg, the panels should nearly meet but not overlap.
Cricket Pad Splint Place cricket pad splint on the leg so that your patella (knee cap) is in the middle hole of the splint, as shown below. Adjust the straps so that the splint is secure and comfortable. You may need to adjust your splint as your swelling reduces.
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Fitting the cricket pad splint. Place the cricket pad splint on the leg so that your patella (knee cap) is in the middle of the hole in the splint, as shown. Exercises. Initial exercises to do 3 times a day. Static Quads. With the leg straight and supported, gently tense your thigh muscle and try to straighten your knee further.
Open in new tab. Download powerpoint. Figure 2. Pre-contouring the brace to perfectly fit the shape of the leg. The appropriate sizing of the splint will also help in the prevention of other complications, slipping of the splint and failure in compliance of wearing.
Ensure your heel is positioned right at the back of the boot. Start by tightening the strap across the ankle and at the top of the boot. Fasten the remaining straps until your foot feels snug but not tight. If you fasten the boot too tight you may cause pressure to your skin.