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How much does a foot cast weigh

A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Laha
37 years experience Podiatry
You Don't : You have to be careful putting antyhing down your cast. If you break the surface of the skin, you can develop an infection. If you lose something in ... Read More

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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience Podiatry
Try a hair blower: Place it on the cooler setting rather than the heat so you don't burn yourself. They do sell shower cast covers - prevention is always best. You also ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ellen Wenzel
13 years experience Podiatry
Depends: This is dependent on the injury and the instructions of your doctor. If you have questions ask you treated physician.
A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Simple.: Eat less and exercise what you can.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Fertel
31 years experience Emergency Medicine
10 to 15 lbs: 10 to 15 lbs.
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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 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. F. Thomas Kaplan
24 years experience Hand Surgery
Around 2-3 pounds: of course depends on the amount of cast material used.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bradley Butkovich
26 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Depending on your: size anywhere from 10 ounces to 2 pounds
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Snodgrass
36 years experience General Surgery
Not really related: First, the weight of the foot, not trying to be funny, but it is the first thing i thought of after reading. It should not be related. I would think ... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Walk: Try to walk 10, ooo steps daily.Get a pedometer to help you. Start slowly .It may take a few weeks to attain level.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience Podiatry
Could take : Upto couple of months really would depend on severity and how adherent you are to the treatment protocol.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience Podiatry
Depends if : Left open or sutured closed.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Payam Rafat
21 years experience Podiatry
May vary: Depends on the location and severity of injury. Have it evaluated and get the appropriate treatment.
A 55-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Galland
31 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Cast to boot...: Depending on the severity of a sprain, many people can avoid a cast all together with the use of a walking boot and/ or crutches. If your physician ha ... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Scott Welker
26 years experience General Surgery
Dry it: Use a hair dryer on the lowest setting and blow it into the gaps. Careful not to burn yourself!
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
40 years experience Podiatry
Depends: It depends on the type of surgery and how it was performed. Best to talk to your sugeon.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience Podiatry
6-8 weeks: Keep in mind weight bearing may delay healing, smoking and low vitamin d can all delay healing.
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 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Koslow
42 years experience Vascular Surgery
45 mins - 2 hours: Depends upon level and experience of surgeon.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Laura Pak
Dr. Laura Pak answered
27 years experience Vascular Surgery
Not much: It should not be enough to require a transfusion unless you are anemic beforehand. Your surgeon will use a tourniquet during surgery if he is concerne ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chittur Ananthakrishnan
53 years experience Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
Variable: Pain after any fracture depends on factors such as swelling around the fracture ; if the fracture is stable and whether the fragments move. A well fi ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Welker
26 years experience General Surgery
A few weeks: Toe fractures can take a long time to heal, partly because it's very hard to immobilize the bones. But be patient, it will heal. Take it easy, no ru ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bernard Bach Jr
41 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
It depends.: Depending on what structure is sprained, it can be a couple of days to a month. See an orthopedic foot/ankle specialist.
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