A 34-year-old member asked:
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my cast is too hot and miserable. how can i get my orthopedist to give me a different kind of cast?

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Dr. Steven Weissberg
55 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Communicate: Ask him!
Answered on Jul 10, 2012

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