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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
41 years experience Podiatry
Not a good idea: You should go to the doctor who will use a specail cast cutting saw.

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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
39 years experience Pain Management
Cast removal: No-you should experience severe pain after cast is removed.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Wint
35 years experience Hand Surgery
Splinting or casting: In the proper position is the single most important ting to treat a hand fracture. Finger and hand joints get stiff quiclky if poorly positioned. The ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Chimenti
27 years experience Sports Medicine
Broken hand: Depends entirely on where the break is and the severity. Some minor fractures of the fingers need only taping support (buddy taping), while other mor ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Harvey
38 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Osgood : If the pain is significant you can get relief from keeping the knee straight. However you may be more comfortable in a straight leg brace instead of a ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marshall Solomon
48 years experience Podiatry
Two types of casting: Two types of plastering materials. Synthetic and plaster. Both are used for immobilization purposes.....
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Victor Bonuel
38 years experience Internal Medicine
Minimize movement of: Your finger to prevent strain on your metacarpals. Minor and non strenuous activity of hand with minimal pain should be ok. Follow up with your orthop ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Makowiec
27 years experience Hand Surgery
Need more info: Fractures can be treated by a variety of means and plaster of paris is rarely used now. Currently, fiberglass is more commonly used and is lighter. ... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
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Serious sprain: figure on 4-6 weeks for complete healing- I had mine for 8 weeks..good luck
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