j. Position the Splint. While maintaining traction, have the assistant use one
hand to support the fracture site and slide the splint into position under the casualty's
hip and limb with his other hand (see figure 3-4). The ischial ring of the splint should be
seated where the thigh joins the buttocks (on the ischial tuberosity).
Figure 3-4. Positioning the Hare splint under the casualty's limb.
k. Lower Leg Into Splint. Upon your command, lower the casualty's leg into
the cradle of the splint in unison with the assistant. Maintain traction as you and the
assistant lower the limb. After the limb is in position, have the assistant remove the
hand supporting the fracture site and prepare to secure the limb to the splint.
l. Apply the Ischial Strap. Have the assistant perform the following steps.
Make sure the ischial ring is seated on the ischial tuberosity.
(2) Place padding around the groin area and where the ischial strap will
cross the thigh.
(3) Bring the ischial strap over the top of the casualty's thigh; then secure
and tighten the ischial strap (strap has a buckle). Do not tighten the strap tight enough
to impair circulation.
(4) Check the casualty's distal pulse. If the strap is interfering with
circulation, loosen the strap and check the pulse again.