A member asked:

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

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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



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