A 37-year-old female asked:
i've been in a cast for two weeks for a non displaced metacarpal fracture (4th). is there any way i could remove the cast in less than 4 weeks ?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Peter Ihle answered
53 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Depends on the nat-: ture of the fracture. Also location. Proximal are more prone to displacement than distal. Also after2-3 wks the cast can be removed and the fx x-rays taken& the decision can be made to leave out or re-cast. Your ortho or hand surgeon makes the call not your impatience. Hang in there, the outcome is lifetime. .
Answered on Jan 12, 2015
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