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I was wondering what does it feel like to get a long arm cast taken off?

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Dr. Thomas Deberardino answered

Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery

Weak & stiff & thin: Cast immobilization is great if needed, but will likely lead to transient joint stiffness of any joint immobilized by the cast-- your elbow. The muscles of the arm are not be used as much, so they will have atrophied a bit (become thinner) and be weaker. Both the weakness and atrophy will resolve with a return to normal use.

Answered 12/21/2015

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Cutting a cast off: does not hurt. You will feel the vibration of the saw and sometimes it will feel warm. Your arm will be weak and will feel different for a day or so.

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