A member asked:

Can you tell me about any harm done in refusing to go from long to short arm cast?

A doctor has provided 1 answer
Dr. James Shapiro answered

Specializes in Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery

Joint stiffness: Elbows have a tendency to stiffen very quickly. You want to get them moving as soon as possible to minimize the impact of scar tissue formation. Don't stay in a long arm cast any longer than you have to.

Answered 1/10/2014

4.6k views

Thank

Related Questions

Online Primary Care Doctors Accepting New Patients

$44 video appointments available today with a membership as low as $15/month

Book a Video Appointment
Ask your question
Didn't find what you're looking for?

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more.

Ask your question