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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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Got my labs back today and my findings are somewhat abnormal and was wondering if there's a reason to be alarmed. here are the reults Epithelial cells-many Bacteria-2+ mucus 2+ urine wbc 10-20 urine rbc 5-10 Amorph sediment 2+ Granular casts occasional cr

Got my labs back today and my findings are somewhat abnormal and was wondering if there's a reason to be alarmed. here are the reults
Epithelial cells-many
Bacteria-2+
mucus 2+
urine wbc 10-20
urine rbc 5-10
Amorph sediment 2+
Granular casts occasional
cr

Repeat urinalysis?: The epithelial cells, mixed bacteria, and mucus alls suggest the urine was contamined with vulvar or vaginal secretions, probably not a "clean catch" midstream specimen. However, the WBC and casts could be significant. Discuss with your doctor; s/he may request a repeat test. ...Read more

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When is a cast required?

When is a cast required?

For immobilization.: Orthopedic casts or splints are used to immobilize a bone or a joint in place until healing has occurred. They are frequently made of bandages impregnated with plaster. Long arm/leg, short arm/leg, thumb spica, finger spica are examples of extremity casts. Shoulder spica, hip spica casts involve large joints. An edf cast is used for infantile idiopathic scoliosis. ...Read more

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Can I find a waterproof cast?

Can I find a waterproof cast?

Yes you can: Ask your orthopedic surgeon they have it , it may cost more than the regular cast. ...Read more

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For what could you get a air cast?

For what could you get a air cast?

Sprain or strain: An air cast is often used as a compression splint after a sprain or strain. ...Read more

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What can I use to remove my cast at home?

You really shouldn't: It should be removed by the doctor who put it on! ...Read more

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What color is full cast noble metal crown?

Silver & Gold: It can be yellow gold or white gold depending on the desire of the patient and/or the dentist. ...Read more

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Are there exercises I can do with my cast on?

Are there exercises I can do with my cast on?

Ask your treating MD: Not all casts are the same, and not all injuries for which casting is indicated are the same. You can usually exercise your uninjured limbs that are not casted safely once cleared by your treating physician. Check with your physician to make sure this is the case for your particular situation. ...Read more

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Urin analysis presence of casts what it means?

Urin analysis presence of casts what it means?

Kidney disease: With the exception of hyaline casts, urinary casts represent kidney disease. Please consult your doctor for proper evaluation, as all lab results need to interpreted in the clinical context. ...Read more