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Cast Splint Hand
I have had a broken hand taken out of a cast and put in a splint how long till I can do heavy lifting again?
It depends: This is highly dependent on the type of fracture you had, location of the fracture and how long it had been in a cast. Most fractures are healed in 6-8 weeks, but the final decision should be made by the person most familiar with your particular situation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I fractured my hand and broke a small piece of bone of in the middle of my hand. The ER dr put me in splint until i saw the ortho, will this need surgery or a cast and the piece of bone can stay there?
I am 4 was post op from cmc thumb surgery. Just got my cast off now in a spica splint. What are safe hand exercises i can do? I have very little rom
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
Certainly could be: Depending on the nature and location of the fracture or sprain, either one or both could be present and treated without a cast. For example, fractures of the metacarpal bones can be treated with screws; this allows return of motion without splinting in as little as 48 hours. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Drug store: You can find pre made splints at drug stores, but before you immobilize your finger for more than a couple of days you should see an orthopedic surgeon to get the problem diagnosed. Some injuries should not be splinted, some should be splinted straight others with a bend at one of the joints. ...Read more