Plantar Cover with a U

When should it be used?

If your patient requires a certain spot on the ball of their foot offloading then consider using a plantar cover with a U.

1 First Steps

Cut a piece of semi compressed felt to a shape that will fit nicely on the ball of the foot.

It should cover the ball of the foot and be shaped around the base of the toes.

2 Bevel the Pad

Next you want to cut a top bevel all the way around the pad.

3 Cutting the U Shape

Where you cut the U shape will depend on the location of the lesion on the foot.

In the demonstration a U shape is cut as if the patient had a lesion on the third metatarsal head.

4 Final Steps

Peel off the paper backing and attach the pad to the foot. Proceed to apply more strapping so that it remains in place.

Close Bitnami banner