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what happens to arm muscle fiber after being in a cast

A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stewart Jones
24 years experience Podiatry
ATROPHY: Muscles shrink during periods of immobilization. However, tendons and ligaments are allowed to heal. A slow and controlled rehabilitation period shoul ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Harvey
38 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Cast: No i recommend you see an orthopedist, get an x-ray and a proper cast saw can be used.
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Blake Miller
13 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Shouldn't hurt: Running a mile in a short arm cast shouldn't be a problem.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Grutter
22 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Yes: The cast is on because the arm is broken. Once the fracture has healed, the cast is no longer needed.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Danny Proffitt
43 years experience Family Medicine
Usually 4-6 weeks: Arm fractures usually heal in 4-6 weeks depending on the extent of fracture, type of fractuere and which arm bone or bones are affected. All things e ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Holly Maes
36 years experience Pediatrics
About 2 weeks: I would have him avoid activities that could lead to re-injury for about 2 weeks. By that time enough new bone will have been laid down that re-inju ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Harvey
38 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Broken arm: The average time for healing is 6 weeks.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pietro Seni
47 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Yes: Must of the time yes, however depend upon where the fx is, the particular bone involved and the characteristic of the fx.It varies from a simple splin ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Varies: Some fractures in toddlers are little more than a dent in the bone, like a dent in a can.It is stable and is often just places in a soft splint. Other ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Best avoid: No workout unless u get go ahead from your orthopedist.

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