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Keeping In Shape With Cast On
I'd broken my fibula near my ankle 6 weeks ago in a V shape no surgery cast now off-xray shows TW shows little or no healing has occured any advice?
Bone stimulator: sometimes it takes longer than six weeks to show much healing on the X-ray, particularly if you haven't been bearing weight on it. In that instance the pain level can be a better indicator of healing. If the pain is getting better most likely there is some healing going on. If pain not improving then a bone stimulator can be helpful to speed healing ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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