below-knee cast

below-knee cast

; B-K cast rigid plaster of Paris or resin bandage cast extending from the metatarsophalangeal joints to just proximal to the knee applied to impose rest, and immobilize skeletal-muscle tissue (see bi-valve cast; weight-bearing cast)
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The team from Warwick Medical School at the University of Warwick found that a below-knee cast was more effective than treatments which allowed the ankle to move.
It compared below-knee casts, ankle braces, a boot and double-layered bandages.