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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nick Meyer
23 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Unlikely to break: It would be highly unlikely (and very unlucky) to break a wrist that is already in a cast. It could happen, but it would be highly unusual.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Best avoid: No workout unless u get go ahead from your orthopedist.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Wint
34 years experience Hand Surgery
Suprisingly a cast : Is often lighter than you think, less than a pound often. But it is inconvenient at times, weight that you may not be sued to holding all the time an ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Brown
38 years experience Hand Surgery
Leave on: Cast is necessary to maintain position of fracture to allow it to heal properly do not remove the cast. Do not stick anything down inside the cast can ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Pess
Dr. Gary Pess answered
39 years experience Hand Surgery
Yes: It usually does. Be careful with it, it takes more time out of the cast to fully heal.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Todd Sisto
36 years experience Breast Surgery
No: Do not remove except when md says. You'd lose the benefit of having it, namely stabilizing the bone in proper alignment for it to heal that way.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Chimenti
26 years experience Sports Medicine
Fracture: Varies depending on severity of fracture, displacement, age of patient, smoking status, etc. In general, most fractures that are minimally displaced ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Todd Sisto
36 years experience Breast Surgery
Neoprene splint: Hand therapist or md can provide. Also avail at some pharm.
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Brown
38 years experience Hand Surgery
Do not remove: The cast is stabilizing the fracture to prevent it from shifting and to allow it to heal in an anatomic position. Do not remove the cast as fracture m ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stuart Hilliard
19 years experience Hand Surgery
It depends: This is highly dependent on the type of fracture you had, location of the fracture and how long it had been in a cast. Most fractures are healed in 6- ... Read More
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