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Can you paint a fiberglass orthopedic cast?

Can you paint a fiberglass orthopedic cast?

If kept on cast: I think you'll be okay. Make sure you don't get any under the cast....As then it might itch or burn. ...Read more

Dr. Oscar Novick
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Is it ok to splatter paint an orthopedic cast?

Is it ok  to splatter paint an orthopedic cast?

Yes but no water!: It is ok to splatter paint on the cast but remember, you can't get it wet or submerge it in water. Do not apply any paint remover. Also, never stick anything inside the cast. If you have an itch, try blowing cool air from a hair dryer into the cast or tap the area with a wooden spoon. ...Read more

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How long until one can walk on an orthopedic cast?

How long until one can walk on an orthopedic cast?

Depends: The cast can be either walking or non-walking cast. If the cast is non-walking, it is not meant to have weight born upon it, and doing so will damage the cast. Additionally, if the orthopod has done surgery, you will want to wait until the surgery or fracture heals enough that the doctor is comfortable with you walking on it. ...Read more

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Is it possible for an orthopedic cast to not work?

Is it possible for an orthopedic cast to not work?

Yes: If the goal or purpose of casting is immobilization then it will always immobilize to some degree. If the question is will a cast always heal an injury or a fracture the answer is not always...it depends on the injury and the person ...Read more

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How long does it take to cut off an orthopedic cast on?

How long does it take to cut off an orthopedic cast on?

A couple minutes: Cast saws can cut a cast off in a couple minutes. They shouldn't cut the skin, but they can get very hot. Notify the cast tech if it feels like it is burning. ...Read more

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Is it okay to spray paint a fiberglass orthopedic cast?

Is it okay to spray paint a fiberglass orthopedic cast?

Paint: Yes it is okay to spray paint lightky but do not get the cotton padding wet underneath and try to wrap the edges and your skin so the inside does not get full of paint. ...Read more

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Is it possible that an orthopedic cast fails to keep a bone straight?

It is : Though more often then not, it should. If you had a lot of swelling that reduced then the cast possibly may not be snug and technically, movement can occur. Possible? Yes. Likely, probably not. ...Read more

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Is it normal for a broken bone that was aligned in an orthopedic cast to still hurt?

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

Dr. Raj Singh
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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