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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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Dr. Ellen Wenzel
13 years experience Podiatry
Depends: The nature of the fracture, or even ligament or tendon injury, whether it is is displaced or not, the mechanism of injury, time since injury to diagno ... 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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Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Cast: Your orthopedic surgeon is your best guide.
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
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
40 years experience Podiatry
See below: It depends on way the cast was applied. Was there surgery and is there an incision or open wound. Be careful of what you scratch with since you don' ... Read More
A 67-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Kidney disease: With the exception of hyaline casts, urinary casts represent kidney disease. Please consult your doctor for proper evaluation, as all lab results need ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Wishnew
41 years experience Wound care
Requiring a cast: Casts are use to immobilize bones and joints. In this way, injuries to bones and the muscles that move them can be treated by keeping them motionless ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
40 years experience Podiatry
More info: Most casts can be signed using a permanent marker.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
40 years experience Podiatry
Sometimes: Sometimes a cast will get loose as the swelling goes down or muscle atrophy occurs. Best to ask your doctor.

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