A 44-year-old member asked:
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how do they make the casts for broken wrists?

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Dr. Jeff Budoff
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Fiberglass: With fiberglass rolls; plaster is a thing of the past.
Answered on Jul 25, 2012

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