A 33-year-old female asked:
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was in accident n xray showed a fracture in left arm/hand and a backslab used. er dr said i can take off cast myself in 2 weeks? is this a good idea and can a fracture heal in that time?

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Dr. Richard Zimon
58 years experience Internal Medicine
Check again: Even a non-displaced FRACTURE takes 4-6 weeks to heal completely! Maybe the doctor meant you can remove it for periods of time when you are doing NOTHING with the arm/hand.. BTW always follow-up ER visits with your GP (family physiian) is a follow up has not been arranged by the ER doctor!!!!!!! Hope this is helpful! Dr Z
Answered on Oct 1, 2018
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