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how long for a cast

A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
40 years experience Podiatry
Protection: Casts are used to immobilize the bones usually after a fracture. Fractures take time to heal.

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A female asked:
Dr. David Tolstrup
29 years experience Family Medicine
Insufficient info: Soft cast for what? Did not the Physician that applied the soft cast explain this?
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience Podiatry
Depends: On why you were wearing it - sprain? Break? Dislocation? Also depends on how long you were wearing it for.
A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Peter Ihle
53 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
No find x-rays: Depends on location of the fracture, & if near the base b sure it's not a stress fx.These r commonly not traced 2 a single episode. They require spec ... Read More
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Morton Levitt
48 years experience Pathology
Wrist Fusion: It depends somewhat on the extent of the trauma. Generally, 4-8 weeks are required to attain a successful result and the strength necessary before you ... Read More
A 63-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Bouvier
24 years experience Pediatrics
See below: Generally speaking, fractures take 6-8 weeks to heal and thus, casts are on that amount of time (sometimes longer).
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Mass
45 years experience Hand Surgery
Same as in: Healinging time is no different but you have a greater chance of the bone not healing or healing in a poor position.
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A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
31 years experience Family Medicine
Ortho: Your ortho would have definitive answer, but expect 6 to 8 weeks.
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Velimir Petkov
18 years experience Podiatry
Fractured Metatarsal: First of all, I assume that you have had the cast for at least 4-6 weeks. Usually it takes this long for a bone fracture to heal. It will continue to ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Rick Pospisil
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Metacarpal fracture: It depends where the fracture is . If it is close to the base then those r slow to heal ( 12-16 weeks ) if it is mid shaft should be healed in 6-8 wee ... Read More

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