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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
I still have pain when i had the cast on but the hospital put a splint on now but my wrist still hurts a lot what could the problem be because of pain?
Broken my scaphoid in ny wrist im now in a cast but really want to knowif its possible for me to have a splint instead.. Would it heal still?
Depends on location: If the scaphoid is broken in the middle of the bone or closer to the forearm, healing is more difficult. These areas of the scaphoid do not have a very good blood supply. Your cast probably includes the thumb and may extend above the elbow, as well. See your physician for further discussion. http://orthoinfo.aaos.org/topic.cfm?topic=A00012 ...Read more