A 34-year-old member asked:
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will a broken arm always require a cast?

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Dr. Ki-Hon Lin
24 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
No: Almost all fractures require some kind of immobilization - but that can come in many different forms, depending on the fracture - plaster/fiberglass splints, velcro splints, slings, shoulder immobilizers, hinged braces, and, of course, casts.
Answered on Aug 13, 2013

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Dr. Clive Segil
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Carefully: The usual way that you have been doing it all your life.

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