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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?

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

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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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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

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Why does skin itch so much when inside a cast?

Why does skin itch so much when inside a cast?

Because of: It is probably triggered by the moisture pressure on the skin from the cast. ...Read more

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How dangerous is it to scratch under the cast?

How dangerous is it to scratch under the cast?

See below: It depends on way the cast was applied. Was there surgery and is there an incision or open wound. Be careful of what you scratch with since you don't want to tear the skin. Make sure it is long enough so you don't lose it in the cast. ...Read more