Realigns fractures of the femur, fibula or tibia. Uses pulley to create balanced suspension by coutertraction to the top of the thigh splint.
- Thomas Splint- positioned under anterior thigh
- Pearson Attachment- supports leg from knee down.
Position client in low Fowler's on either the side or the back. Maintain 20 degree angle from the thigh to the bed. Protect skin from breakdown.