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How Do Doctors Determine Whether I Need A Hard Cast Or A Soft Cast For My Hand
Type of fracture: Whether you are placed in a splint ("soft cast") or regular hard cast depends upon the type of fracture you have, and the length of time you will need to keep it on. If the fracture is minor, stable and will heal in a short period of time, a splint is easier and often more comfortable. If your fracture requires 3-4 weeks or more to heal, then a cast is more durable and more practical. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Wrist tendonitis. I take my splint off all the time. Now if i ask for a hard cast that i can't take off for a few weeks so it can rest. Do you think its a possibility my doctor could.Work with children?
Doctors don't know what's wrong with my hand, had 3 aces done seperatly, 1 cast, 2 weeks... Worse like it hasn't gotten better. No fracture. Confused!
I have a fx on the tip of my thumb and a split is very painful. I want cast but doc says can't check for circ. My circ. Is fine. Should i go elsewhere?
Your doctor is : Correct. Nothing is wrong with getting a 2nd opinion, especially from an orthopaedic surgeon. But your doctor is correct. The problem is not your current circulation, which is fine, but if you apply certain dressing/cast, splint on your finger tip, especially if not done properly, it will act as a tourniquet, cutting off circulation, and resulting in you losing the tip of your thumb, as it dies... ...Read more
Broken twist and arm cast for 11 weeks. Doc recommended a second surgery so i could have full use of my wrist. Now ot says less than 45 degree. ?
I broke my thumb2 weeks ago and my doctor said i can't play soccer for6weeks. My thumb is feeling better, my appointment is in two weeks, i want cast off?
Broken thumb.: Please follow your doctor's advice. It does take 6 weeks to heal. ...Read more