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Lower Leg Support - Troubleshooting

Common Mistake


The Table Straps have not been placed correctly, making it difficult to secure the Lower Leg Support.

Ensure the straps are placed horizontally, approximately 500 mm apart so that they are the correct distance and orientation to attach onto the Lower Leg Support easily.


Ensure the Table Straps are flat on the table and are not twisted. 

The Lower Leg Support has been correctly positioned, but there is still movement of the device. 

Ensure there is adequate tension on the straps after the Lower Leg Support has been correctly positioned. Tighten if necessary.

The Table Strap Buckle has been positioned on the same side of the table as the working leg, causing interference and difficulty of securing the Table Straps.

The Table Strap Buckle sits on the opposite side of the leg that you are working on.


If you are working on the left, the Table Strap Buckle sits on the right side of the table. If you are working on the right, the Table Strap Buckle sits on the left side of the table.


Avoid placing the Table Strap Buckle directly beneath the opposing leg. If necessary, add additional padding underneath the leg.

The Foot Plate is not fully engaged in the Footplate Slot, causing incorrect positioning and instability of the foot.

Push the Foot Plate firmly into the Foot Plate Slot at the correct orientation, ensuring complete engagement.

The Leg Pad is not placed correctly on the Lower Leg Support, causing hard edges to be exposed.

The Leg Pad needs to be placed centrally on the Lower Leg Support, ensuring there are no exposed hard edges.



The Leg Pad ledge should be placed so it is overlapping the Foot Plate. 



Ensure the Leg Pad is correctly fastened to the Lower Leg Support by the Hook and Loop strapping.

The patient’s sole is not pushed up firmly against the Foot Plate, making it difficult to fasten to the Foot Strap correctly.

The patient’s sole should be positioned firmly against the Foot Plate.


Additional padding can be placed under the patient’s knee if required.

The Leg and Foot Straps are fastened the wrong way around, causing patient discomfort.

To fasten the Hook and Loop Strapping, stick the loop side onto the hook side, as indicated as the ‘Patient Side’. 

The patient’s leg does not feel completely secure after strapping.

Additional straps can be used if required. Ensure the Leg Straps are at a comfortable pressure around the patient’s leg, but tight enough to provide immobilisation. 

The Foot Plate is not positioned at the correct orientation for imaging or access.

The Foot Plate can be reversed by simply removing it from the slot and re-inserting it at the opposite orientation.


If required, the Foot Plate can be completely removed for access to the sole or back of the heel when considering Dorsiflexion or Sole/Posterior Tibial Artery access.

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