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Doctor insights on: Can They Put A Cast On Your Thumb If It Is Broken

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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


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What will happen to the skin when a cast is put on for a fractured wrist?

What will happen to the skin when a cast is put on for a fractured wrist?

Usually nothing: Sometimes you can get an allergic reaction if the cast it too tight your distal extermity will turn blue ask your doc who applied the cast. ...Read more

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When does a doctor not put a cast on a broken fibula?

When does a doctor not put a cast on a broken fibula?

Depends: Sometime a cast is never used for a fibula fracture. A high tide boot can typically be enough of an intervention. Discuss this with your physician if you have questions about your specific injury. ...Read more

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Is it okay to wiggle your fingers with a broken wrist. It is in a hard splint, to be castes next week?

Is it okay to wiggle your fingers with a broken wrist.  It is in a hard splint, to be castes next week?

Yes in fact: It is good for circulation, preventing stiffness and reducing pain. While the first time fingers move it may hurt more often it will feel better once they get going. ...Read more

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Would they put a cast on it right away if you have a broken ankle?

Would they put a cast on it right away if you have a broken ankle?

Not always: If you have severe swelling they may wait 24-48 hours to put on a cast. ...Read more

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If you fall on your femur and it hurt (maybe a lot), will it break if it was the same fall that hurt your femur, on a weaker bone? Please be specific?

If you fall on your femur and it hurt (maybe a lot), will it break if it was the same fall that hurt your femur, on a weaker bone? Please be specific?

Possibly: In theory, since the femur is thick and strong, it can withstand more force than smaller, "weaker" bones; however, there's really no way to predict if a certain fall would have resulted in a broken bone since there are many other factors to consider. ...Read more

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Do they put on a cast if you have a broken pinky finger?

Do they put on a cast if you have a broken pinky finger?

Broken finger: Depends on the severity of the break, if it is dislocated, etc. Does it extend into the joint? ...Read more

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What if your finger is out of place will the doctor have to put it back in place if its just a sprain or will it heal back in place on its own?

What if your finger is out of place will the doctor have to put it back in place if its just a sprain or will it heal back in place on its own?

Fingers: If you have dislocated the joint, it will need to be manipulated back into place or it will not ever work right and will destroy the cartilage. If it is a sprain, an exam needs to determine if it is stable and can be left alone, splinted or buddy taped, or if it is unstable and needs more work. ...Read more

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What should you put on a broken toe to make it heal?

What should you put on a broken toe to make it heal?

Tape splint/: "buddy taping to the next toe will provide support to the fracture and partial pain relief. ...Read more

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I have a broken toe. Doctor taped it to next toe. Wthout a cast the toe can bend. How can it heal?

I have a broken toe. Doctor taped it to next toe. Wthout a cast the toe can bend. How can it heal?

Time: For a fracture to heal well, you have to keep the two ends of the bone from moving against each other. As long as this is accomplished, you can have movement of the joints around it. In most cases of toe fractures, splinting the toes works well. We then place patients in a stiff shoe or surgical shoe depending on symptoms, alignment and location of the fracture. Sometimes a cast boot is used. Dr l. ...Read more

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If your finger is sore to touch or when you use it to pull on something and looks like there is a dent in it would it be a sprain or a fracture?

If your finger is sore to touch or when you use it to pull on something and looks like there is a dent in it would it be a sprain or a fracture?

Stop Pulling.: It could be either, but because it hurts while pulling and there appears to be a dent, it would be wise to have an x-ray taken to remove all doubt. After the exam, the appropriate treatment can be started. ...Read more

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How long will it take for a jammed finger to heal ? My finger cracked as it was being jammed. Does the cracking sound mean that my finger is broken?

How long will it take for a jammed finger to heal ? My finger cracked as it was being jammed. Does the cracking sound mean that my finger is broken?

Not necessarily -: -but if it is really swollen & is very painful or is not pointing in the direction Ur others do, or seams crooked, best 2 B Cn by an orthopedic surgeon. If it's broken or slightly dislocated, this can have life long consequences. Better safe than being told later "U should have come in right away ". ...Read more

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If your thumb is broken can you still move it?

If your thumb is broken can you still move it?

Thumb: Sometimes, hitting thumb and compressing joint can cause pain and swelling and restricted motion. Treat with rest , ice, compression(wrap) and elevate if throbbing. If pain persits longer than a few days get an xray. ...Read more

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How long will a broken bone hurt? I broke my ulna 2 weeks ago and it still hurts. It is a clean break that did not need to be set but is in a cast.

How long will a broken bone hurt?  I broke my ulna 2 weeks ago and it still hurts.   It is a clean break that did not need to be set but is in a cast.

Is cast too tight?: Sometimes, there is swelling after a cast is applied. Such swelling can be serious and cause ongoing pain. Generally, if your broken bone is casted correctly, there is not much pain on a non-weight bearing area. Are you using your arm too much or putting strain on it? Have you reinjured it? If not, please see your bone doctor in 24-48 hours. Make sure to say you are having pain!!! Good Luck ...Read more

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Could you pick up a hand cast if your thumb is broken?

Could you pick up a hand cast if your thumb is broken?

Not effective: Over the counter splints give rise to some support and protection and work well for overuse and soft tissue inflammatory injuries. However a fracture requires reduction, either open or closed, and then a well molded cast applied by the treating physician. Casts are fabricated specifically for the injury or fracture being treated. ...Read more