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how long is a cast worn for an ulna fracture

A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Crystal Twynham
32 years experience General Surgery
Is cast too tight?: Sometimes, there is swelling after a cast is applied. Such swelling can be serious and cause ongoing pain. Generally, if your broken bone is casted ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Frature healed: The cast is used to prtect the frature untill is healed, that may take 8-16 weeks
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Laura Lemke
Specializes in ADHD and Autism
Long arm cast: Principles of fracture immobilization require immobilizing the joint above and the joint below the fracture. Therefore the elbow and wrist must be in ... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Ihle
53 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Pretty early: 6-8 wks.4 a good start on healing depending on the location of the fracture. With no callus formation i would seek another opinion.B very careful in t ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Very effective: Wearing a cast is one the method of the treatment for this kind of fracture.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience Podiatry
Depends: On the bone fractured, the extent of the injury etc. The answer really varies and is case dependent.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Dunbar
27 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Depends: The length of the cast is unrelated to whether it is waterproof or not. The length of the cast, usually above or below the elbow is chosen based on th ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Rudolph
27 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Sprain?: If you have a sprain, then 2 weeks is usually sufficient. For fractures, up to 6 weeks may be necessary.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pietro Seni
46 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
8 t0 12 weeksA: Depend upon location and quality of the fx.Usually is between 8 to 12 weeks for uncomplicated fx.Assuming you are referring to the wrist.
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Chen
14 years experience Sports Medicine
It depends: It takes 8 weeks for bone to heal in a healthy person who does not smoke. A non-displaced fracture could be put into a cast or a walking boot, dependi ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Laha
37 years experience Podiatry
Around 6 weeks: Normal bone healing take around 6 weeks. This depends on many factors: alignment of fracture, age, health, type of fracture and treatment. There is ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glenn Aufseeser
8 years experience Podiatry
6 to 8 weeks: For a healthy individual, bone normally takes 6-8 weeks to heal. Delayed healing can occur in some instances. There are devices called bone stimulato ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
40 years experience Podiatry
No average: Surgeons work at different paces and have different techniques. Cant really say how long.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Waldman
28 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
6-12 weeks: Dending on the type of fracture.
A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ajay Acharya
36 years experience Internal Medicine
Brace works.: Brace works good.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Enna
19 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
It depends: Was your talus fracture fixed surgically? What type of talus fracture was it? If you had surgery for your fracture, i would keep you casted for 4-6 we ... Read More
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Dr. Jeffrey Sider
38 years experience Sports Medicine
4-6 weeks: If the fracture is fully healed i would suggest waiting about 4-6 weeks before resuming sports to allow for the stresses to respond and allow the sc ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Galyon
34 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Varies: It varies with age, health, surrounding, and other factors. Very young children may heal a fracture in this little and 3- 4 weeks, while adults, avera ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Susan Rhoads
37 years experience Family Medicine
As your doctor says.: We don't know the size of the chips or the extent of your injury. Sometimes damage to tendons, ligaments and muscles can be more serious than small c ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
40 years experience Podiatry
Depends: If there was no displacement about 6-8 weeks.
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Trettin
32 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Varies: If u have a patellar fracture that does not require surgery then a cylinder cast or knee immobilizer is generally used. Either is appropriate.. Casts ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
It depend were is it: If the fracture in the thigh bone it take 6-8 weeks , if the fracture in small bone it take less than that.
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Tepper
24 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Usually not needed: Many femur fractures that are treated operatively do not require an immobilizer. If an immobilizer is required, time would depend on severity of the ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
40 years experience Podiatry
Not always: IT would depend on the type of fracture to determine if external fixation was needed.

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