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Dr. Steven Weissberg
54 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Communicate: Ask him!

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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raymond Wittstadt
35 years experience Hand Surgery
Skin Burn?: Hopefully you did not burn your skin from the hot liquid. I you are having any new pain related to this coffee spill please see your doctor to get th ... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Keith
43 years experience Podiatry
Ready to cast Off.: Hang in there, you're almost done. You will see soon enough. Probably nothing to be concerned about.
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Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience Podiatry
No you shouldn't: Stop worrying,
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jan Szatkowski
15 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Get evaluated : Casts are not meant to stay on for eight weeks in a row. Most casts need to be changed every few weeks. At that time the skin needs to be checked for ... Read More
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A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Pess
Dr. Gary Pess answered
39 years experience Hand Surgery
Loosens fingers: OK to run fingers under hot water as long as you don't get your cast wet. Exercising your fingers gently is a good idea.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Simon Kimm
15 years experience Urology
For immobilization.: Orthopedic casts or splints are used to immobilize a bone or a joint in place until healing has occurred. They are frequently made of bandages impregn ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Yes you can: Ask your orthopedic surgeon they have it , it may cost more than the regular cast.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
40 years experience Podiatry
Sprain or strain: An air cast is often used as a compression splint after a sprain or strain.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Hettinger
35 years experience Podiatry
You really shouldn't: It should be removed by the doctor who put it on!
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Deberardino
31 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Ask your treating MD: Not all casts are the same, and not all injuries for which casting is indicated are the same. You can usually exercise your uninjured limbs that are n ... Read More

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