Step 3: Prepare patient


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The patient should be positioned such that both they, and the person applying the cast, will be comfortable throughout the procedure. For upper extremity casting, this may sometimes involve propping the patients arm up on a table or similar support. For lower leg casts, the patient may sit with their leg over the side of the bed or raised up from the bed on a prop. You may need to have an assistant to maintain the correct positioning of the limb.