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Dr. Mark Galland
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Splint (Definition)

A splint can be any type of external protection device designed to shield a bone or joint from injury. It may be used prophylactically to prevent injury or protect an injured bone or ...Read more


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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?

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 more

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If I have an acute fracture in my index finger and a broken hand will I have a cast or splint?

If I have an acute fracture in my index finger and a broken hand will I have a cast or splint?

Depends what broken: It depends on what is broken., but you may need a cast from your description. It depends where the break is and what type of break you have ...Read more

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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?

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

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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?

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?

Needs cr scan of wru: If still hurting the problem could still be present needs cr scan of wrist but. Sometimes pain does not go completely even after wrist is healed ...Read more

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Can you splint your own wrist or do I need a cast?

Can you splint your own wrist or do I need a cast?

Depends: If you know is not broken then you can use ace band, a wrist splint/brace. Cast if for fractures. Should not use cast if you dont have a fracture. Get professional attention if you are having pain, or significant swelling. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Wrist sprain over two months ago. Splint didn't help. Is severe pain still. Do you think a cast would help for two weeks or so? That way it can rest?

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Wrist sprain over two months ago. Splint didn't help. Is severe pain still. Do you think a cast would help for two weeks or so? That way it can rest?

Get rechecked: Without more information it is hard to give you an exact answer. However, wrist fractures are notorious for not showing up on initial X-Rays for a variety of reasons. If you are still having pain it is appropriate to have the wrist reevaluated. If you could avoid immobilization that is better for long term function. You also could have a tendon injury which may need MRI or physical therapy ...Read more

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Hard cast off for 1wk due to neg xray to wrist after 3 wks in cast now in splint. Severe pain remains wrist and thumb area? had 3 falls causing injury

Hard cast off for 1wk due to neg xray to wrist after 3 wks in cast now in splint. Severe pain remains wrist and thumb area? had 3 falls causing injury

Recheck: if you continue to have pain, see your doctor again for a review. You may need a CT scan or an MRI if nothing shows on XR. All the best. ...Read more

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Could my doctor give me a hard cast for wrist tendonitis. As i always take my splint off. I just want to relax my wrist. Splint isn't working.

Could my doctor give me a hard cast for wrist tendonitis. As i always take my splint off. I just want to relax my wrist. Splint isn't working.

Would not: A cast is usu for joint /bone fracture because the joint needs to immobilize for healing.You have tendonitis -inflammation of tendon due to some repetitive use, you should continue as instructed by your doctor to use the splint when you use the wrist repetitive, take anti-infl and give time because it takes few weeks to few months to heal the tendon. ...Read more

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I had a big fall last week and my wrist is very bruised and I'm in a lot of pain I went to a&e yesterday and wasn't given an X-ray, should I have been given one? Ore even given a splint/cast to protect it?

I had a big fall last week and my wrist is very bruised and I'm in a lot of pain I went to a&e yesterday and wasn't given an X-ray, should I have been given one? Ore even given a splint/cast to protect it?

It depends: It is not difficult to tell a broken bone in the wrist area. If you can move your wrist(lower arm) freely and bend it around, then it is unlikely to be broken. Yet if the pain is not getting better you should get another doctor to examine you and he/she may do an X-ray of the wrist or lower arm. That is the best way to rule out a fracture. A splint can help ito relive the pain in your wrist/joint. ...Read more

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My ortho surgeon said my elbow broke "the way you want it to brake". Removed splint, no cast, due to ability to roll wrist. Is this correct?

My ortho surgeon said my elbow broke "the way you want it to brake". Removed splint, no cast, due to ability to roll wrist. Is this correct?

Probably: Elbows are notorious for getting stiff after injury, so early movement is good if possible. From your description your fracture is minimally displaced (out of position). I would guess it was the radial neck or head. Follow the orthopaedist's instructions. ...Read more

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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