A 30-year-old member asked:
Can taking your cast before a broken bone is healed cause harmful damage?
1 doctor answer • 2 doctors weighed in
Podiatry 12 years experience
Yes.: When a doctor casts you, it is generally to keep your muscles from pulling at a bone as it heals. If you remove the cast, and your foot moves, the bone pieces may shift, and it may allow the bone to heal in a crooked position. You should keep your cast on as long as your doctor advises you to.
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Last updated Jan 5, 2019
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