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Do I wear a cast if I break a rib?

Do I wear a cast if I break a rib?

No. : You don't need a cast for a rib fracture. Your lungs are like an internal splint or cast and help push it out. ...Read more

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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 can a doctor do about a broken rib? I've not heard of a "cast" for rib fractures.

What can a doctor do about a broken rib? I've not heard of a "cast" for rib fractures.

Give it time: There is no specific treatment required for a broken rib. These heal in approximately 4-6 weeks. ...Read more

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How long do you have to wear a cast if you dislocated your arm?

How long do you have to wear a cast if you dislocated your arm?

2 weeks: I'm guessing this is an elbow dislocation, since the shoulder really can't be casted. This depends on the severity of the injury and whether surgery was needed, but in general terms a dislocated elbow will be immobilized in a cast for about 2 weeks, and then will be switched to a hinged brace to begin protected range of motion. ...Read more

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I fell face first snowboarding after hitting a jump. Brunt of impact was my elbow, chest, and ribs. It hurts to breath, move fast. Did i break a rib?

I fell face first snowboarding after hitting a jump. Brunt of impact was my  elbow, chest, and ribs. It hurts to breath, move fast. Did i break a rib?

Possible: Your ribs move every time you breath, so a bruise, inflammation, and or fracture can all cause pain. An exam would be best and possibly an x-ray to definitively diagnose you. Get well soon. ...Read more

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Confused with gp's?Foot op - due to broken bone, then wore a cast, but after diagnosed with clot in sural vein. Do i wear a cast or compression hose?

Confused with gp's?Foot op - due to broken bone, then wore a cast, but after diagnosed with clot in sural vein. Do i wear a cast or compression hose?

Depends: If the broken bone is healed then a compression hose would be of great benefit. When you are not on your feet, elevate your legs. Discuss your activity level with your doctor. ...Read more

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If you break your wrist, can you lift weights when cast is off?

If you break your wrist, can you lift weights when cast is off?

Yes: If fracutre is healed. Wrist will need some occupational therary to get it strong. Due to cast and inactivity the wrist will look thinner, will be stiff, and weak initially. Therapy will get wrist back to normal funciton. Go slow and steady. ...Read more

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Can you break a bone in a cast?

Can you break a bone in a cast?

Yes: If you took a bad fall a fracture could occur most likely at the top edge where the cast stops. ...Read more