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Broken Hand In A Cast
Is a splint better then a cast for a 5th
Metacalful boxers fracture my hole hand 4 fingers and arm in half cast and want to use index and middle finga?
Varies: If you have a distal 5th metacarpal fracture, then some variant of a "clam digger" splint or cast is applied. This involves immobilizing the 4th and 5th finger, and flexing them down an bout 70-99 degrees. There is no benefit or need to immobilize the thumb, index, or middle finger. ...Read more
In thumb spica splint for suspected scaphoid fracture. Pain in entire thumb area while in splint normal?
Yes and no: If the thumb is swollen then the cast may become too tight, yes, if there is no swelling have the cast rechecked, it may need to be redone. In the meantime elevate your hand above your heart for 15-20 minutes to see if that reduces the pain/swelling and call your dr. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends...: A fracture on the end of the finger can be splinted easier than those close to the hand. The closer you get to the hand the higher your chances for a cast. There are various types of fracutres that can occur with a dislocation and some are more severe than others. Some may require simple splinting, and others may require surgery. Can you provide more specifics about your individual situation? ...Read more
Tendon healing: is much like wound healing but the tendon if unfer too much tension has gaps that weaken it, stitches take tension off the healing tendon to let it heal, too much healing and scar leads to reduced motion so limited motion helps to prevent adhesions. prtial tears less than 40% heal well on their own but beyond that suturing is needed ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Unlikely: A fracture of the wrist in not likely to a blood clot, unless the person has extreme disposition to forming blood clots. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Drink enough water daily so that your urine is mostly colorless. Practice safe sex. ...Read more
1. I could.
2. Stick shift? which hand?
3. discuss with your Dr. who knows you best. ...Read more
My daughter was diagnosis with a broken scaphoid, 6 weeks after a gymnastics injury. Put her in a thumb spica cast, but her thumb and index finger are numb.
If I have an acute fracture in my finger and a broken trapezoid bone would I have a cast of splint?
Let Doctor decide: There is absolutely no way to answer your question without seeing the x-ray. Many fractures of the humerus require surgery and even pinning to get it back into the right place to heal properly. Please let your in person physician guide you in this. ...Read more
Depends on site...: Your foot may not even need to be in a plaster cast. It may just be wrapped and placed in a surgical shoe. It depends on what bone is broken and many other factors. Six weeks is usual for many types of immobilization, but it may be a bit longer. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sure it can: However, sometimes bony prominences if not well padded can hurt, similiarly, certain nerves can be compressed. So, if the pain is persistant and doesn't go away don't be afraid to call your doc and just let them know what is going on. ...Read more
3rd and 4th metacarpals broken. have 1 screw for each of the broken bones. they used volar slab as a cast. it is possible to use ulnar gutter slab?
My 14 yo son just fractured his wrist. It's a closed fracture of the distal radius. Will the cast be a short cast? Or cover the whole arm?
Wrist fracture: This depends on the severity and stability of the fracture. If it is a displaced, unstable type fracture that requires a reduction (manipulation to straighten the bone), a long arm cast (above elbow to knuckles) is typically used for immobilization. If the fracture is non-displaced and stable, a short arm cast (below elbow to knuckles) is often acceptable. ...Read more