Long Leg & Short Leg Casts


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Short leg casts are often used for fractures to the bones in the foot. These bones are called the _____.

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1. When short leg and long leg casts are applied, the ankle is usually bent at a _____ degree angle.

2. Long leg casts extend from around the middle of the thigh to the _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Fractures or breaks to which bones require one to wear a leg cast? What other injuries might occur that would lead to one wearing a long leg or short leg cast? You will need to know this type of information when you answer the questions found in this quiz/worksheet assessment.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

For this quiz, you will be required to:

  • Identify the term used to describe the bones of the foot
  • Note at what angle the ankle is bent when long and short leg casts are applied
  • Describe where long leg casts extend to
  • Name one of the two shin bones
  • Discuss what other injury long and short leg casts are used to treat besides bone fractures

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension- ensure that you can draw the most important information from the lesson, such as the angle of the ankle when these types of casts are applied
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding where long leg casts begin and end
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the shin bones and bones of the foot

Additional Learning

More details about this topic can be found in the lesson called Long Leg & Short Leg Casts. This lesson will discuss the following:

  • On which side of the lower leg the tibia is located
  • What the round bones that stick out of each side of the ankle are called
  • What position the knee is in when a long leg cast is applied