beneath the injured limb, at the joints above and below injury. Raise the limb slowly and
gently and place it on the supporting pillow or pillows. Figure 2-25 illustrates the leg and
arm supported in abduction with pillows covered by sheets. The head is supported with
a small pillow (figure 2-26).
A. Feet supported with board or weighted box. Knee flexion maintained with
small pillows. Shoulders and head supported with small pillow starting well under
B. Feet supported with covered board or weighted box. Slight flexion of knee
maintained with a folded bath towel or folded pillow. Lumbar position region
supported with small pillow.
C. Heels placed against board support ankle joint with folded bath towel.
Abdomen supported with firm small pillow. Shoulder supported with folded bath
Figure 2-24. The footboard.