(1) When securing the cravat under the ankle, cup the heel in the cravat,
bring the cravat up the outside of the splints, cross the tails over the boot, bring the tails
down below the sole of the boot, cross the tails, bring the tails back to the top of the
boot, and tie the tails in a non-slip knot at the instep.
(2) If additional support is desired, pass another cravat beneath both ankles
and secure the injured leg to the uninjured leg. Bring the cravat up the outside splint
and the outside of the uninjured ankle, cross the cravat over the tops of the casualty's
boots, bring the tails down below the boots, and tie them together in a non-slip knot at
IMMOBILIZE A FRACTURED OR DISLOCATED KNEE (IMPROVISED
A fractured or dislocated knee is usually in a flexed (bent) position, and it is
splinted in that position. The injury may include dislocation of the kneecap (patella).
Instructions for immobilizing a knee in the flexed position (see figure 4-9) are given
Figure 4-9. Board splint applied to a bent knee.
a. Obtain Materials. You will need two rigid objects, padding, and securing
materials. The rigid objects should extend from the casualty's ankle to approximately
half way up his thigh.
b. Position the Securing Materials. Position one cravat above the knee, one
cravat below the knee, and one cravat beneath the ankle.