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When is a long arm cast used for?

When is a long arm cast used for?

Forearm and wrist: The long arm cast is typically used to treat nonsugical fractures of the wrist and forearm. ...Read more

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Cast (Definition)

Children's bones will usually heal and remodel themselves, if they are kept in the correct position. Immobilization casts are one effective way to do this, while also protecting ...Read more


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Need some tips on transition from long to short arm cast?

Your Orthopod will -: Decide when you change from la to a sa cast. This will allow you to start moving the stiff elbow joint. Do regular elbow motion exercises to increase the range of motion (rom). Initially it might be uncomfortable, but persevere with it and that will improve as will the rom. One migh tneed some nsaids for the discomfort. Heed your orthopod's advice. Good luck. ...Read more

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I was wondering what does it feel like to get a long arm cast taken off?

I was wondering what does it feel like to get a long arm cast taken off?

Weak & stiff & thin: Cast immobilization is great if needed, but will likely lead to transient joint stiffness of any joint immobilized by the cast-- your elbow. The muscles of the arm are not be used as much, so they will have atrophied a bit (become thinner) and be weaker. Both the weakness and atrophy will resolve with a return to normal use. ...Read more

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How should I sleep if I have a long arm cast on?

How should I sleep if I have a long arm cast on?

A pillow on your : Chest as you lie on your back with your hand a liitle higher off the bed than your elbow or a pillow at the same side as your cast at the side of your chest with the hand resting higher or your elbow at your side with your hand pointing up but do not put hand over your head. ...Read more

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What can I do to prevent my arm cast from smelling?

What can I do to prevent my arm cast from smelling?

Keep it dry: One can try to do so by using a hair dryer and/or baby powder but not at the same time. Some say baking soda also works. Best to use something you are not allergic to. ...Read more