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A 18-year-old female asked:

Would my hand issue require for me to have a cast? the swelling goes up and down never stable. i really need to know so i know how much i have to pay

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Dr. Raymond Wittstadt
Hand Surgery 38 years experience
Not usually: You haven't said what is causing your hand swelling. Swelling related to injuries can be quite variable. Keeping the injured area elevated above heart level will decrease swelling. Keeping your hand down will increase your swelling. Variable swelling can make fitting a cast more difficult, but they are usually cheaper than splints.
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