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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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I broke my hand and got a cast. It's still swollen and I think it's squeezed too tightly. What can I do?

I broke my hand and got a cast. It's still swollen and I think it's squeezed too tightly. What can I do?

See your doctor: You should elevate the hand/arm above the heart as much as possible. This will help with swelling. You should have your doctor check the cast to see if it is too tight. ...Read more

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Do you get a cast for hand fracture?

Do you get a cast for hand fracture?

Depends: Depending on the severity and location of the fracture, you would be placed either in a cast or a splint. If the fracture involves multiple fragments of bone or extends into a joint or the fragments have separated significantly, you need surgery to fix the bones with screws and plates. ...Read more

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How long should I expect swelling after removing cast off hand (fracture, cast lasted 4 weeks)?

How long should I expect swelling after removing cast off hand (fracture, cast lasted 4 weeks)?

Long Time: It is normal for you to have sorness, swelling and stiffness in your hand for many months. Occupational therapy can help get this worked out faster. ...Read more

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How much does a broken hand cast weigh?

How much does a broken hand cast weigh?

Suprisingly a cast : Is often lighter than you think, less than a pound often. But it is inconvenient at times, weight that you may not be sued to holding all the time and often the part that the cast is on is not being utilized normally. Gentle elevation while sleeping woth apilow on the chest often hels swelling which can also make th hand feel "heavy" slings are ok but be careful that a sling is not overused. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how to know if I broke my hand?

Can you tell me how to know if I broke my hand?

Get to a doctor: or ER. Stabilization is key for fractures as it will help with pain and prevent any further damage. The hand can be stabilized by a splint or Cast initially. An X-ray can confirm if there is a fracture and permanent treatment can be either casting , splinting or surgery depending on the fracture. ...Read more

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I broke my hand last year and now I get sharp pains whenever I try to write. Is there a brace for that?

I broke my hand last year and now I get sharp pains whenever I try to write. Is there a brace for that?

MAYBE: A brace may help, but the question must be asked- why do you still have pain? One possibility: the bones did not heal properly (called a non-union). A simple xray may help sort out the diagnosis. ...Read more

Hand Fracture (Definition)

A fracture (break) of one of the bones in the hand. Most commonly a ...Read more