Foot Splints: Posterior Ankle, Hard-Soled Shoe & High-Top Walking Boot


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Mary was running when she twisted her ankle. She heard a pop, and she could not bear weight afterwards. Her doctor told her she fractured her fibula, the lower leg bone at the outer part of the ankle. Which of the foot splints would be most appropriate to treat her fracture?

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1. John just had surgery to remove a bunion on his left foot. He was given a hard-soled shoe to wear. Why would this splint be important for his healing?

2. Tasha has plantar fasciitis, irritation of the connective tissue that supports the sole of the foot. Her doctor recommended a splint at night in addition to some stretching and more supportive shoes during the day. Which splint is the most likely one her doctor prescribed?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Test your familiarity with various types of foot splints by using this convenient quiz and worksheet. The quiz requires you to know about splints used for plantar fasciitis, ankle fractures, and other conditions.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Here's what the quiz covers:

  • The type of foot splint used to treat a fractured fibula
  • Why a hard-soled shoe is important after bunion removal surgery
  • A splint likely to be prescribed for plantar fasciitis
  • Conditions for which foot splints are and are not used
  • Hip pain after using a walking boot to treat an ankle fracture

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained about wearing a hard-soled shoe after bunion removal surgery
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer a question about using a foot splint to treat a fractured fibula
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information about when a foot splint is not likely appropriate and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

Keep learning about this topic with the related lesson titled Foot Splints: Posterior Ankle, Hard-Soled Shoe & High-Top Walking Boot. Here's a quick look at what's covered:

  • Descriptions of different types of foot splints
  • Prefabricated versions of posterior ankle splints
  • Benefits of a post-op shoe
  • What could delay healing