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Sterling Heights, MI
A 51-year-old male asked:

A knee landing on my foot caused a small fracture of cuneiform bone. i have molded splint now & they want to wait 2 weeks before a cast. is that normal?

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Dr. Bradley Butkovich
Orthopedic Surgery 29 years experience
Yes: It is common to place a fracture in a splint to allow the swelling to go down. A cast placed right away can make the swelling worse and lead to compartment syndrome and pain.
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