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Will thumb/wrist fractures always casted?

Will thumb/wrist fractures always casted?

Usually: Casts can't be removed. A reliable patient can sometimes be treated with a removable brace. ...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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Will broken hands need plaster casts?

Will broken hands need plaster casts?

Splinting or casting: In the proper position is the single most important ting to treat a hand fracture. Finger and hand joints get stiff quiclky if poorly positioned. The immobilzation must offer a secure afe position that allows healing to ccur without prolonging recovery. Typically this is for a nondisplaced or displaced fracture that can be held stable. For unfixable or unstalbe fractures internal fixaiton is adde. ...Read more

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Metacarpal spiral fracture -- cast or splint?

Metacarpal spiral fracture -- cast or splint?

Either one ma y be: Used. If the fracture is felt to be potentially unstable a cast may be more likley selected if it is felt that the full time presence of that cast vs. The tendency to remove a splint make a difference . The issue with spiral fractures is to check rotation by genty making a fist to make sure the finger is not rotated and needing of a reduction or surgery ( internal fixation ). ...Read more

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Can you wear ankle fracture boot instead of cast?

Can you wear ankle fracture boot instead of cast?

Ankle Fracture Boot: It depends on why you need the cast versus the boot. Sometimes you need to start with a cast and transition to a boot. Some physicians will use a boot or a cast depending on the severity of the injury. ...Read more

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Process to heal broken metacarple after surgery.

Process to heal broken metacarple after surgery.

Time: If you have undergone surgery to repair a fractured metacarpal it may take some time before healing occurs, if at all. Depending upon which one was broken and the manner of attempted repair this can be unpredictable. Discuss this with the surgeon. ...Read more

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Stress fracture- 3rd metatarsal- still not healed after 13 weeks boot, crutches. Specialist? (is surgery necessary?) or a cast to further immobilize?

Specialist : stress fractures are still fractures and need 6-8 weeks to heal. If you are still having pain then the reason for it happening needs to be looked into. Stress fractures can be recurring as it is from a response to too much force in an area not meant for that pressure. They typically do not go on to outright fracture and do not need surgery. See a foot specialist too clarify why it's still there ...Read more

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How long it will take to remove wrist fracture splint?

How long it will take to remove wrist fracture splint?

5 minutes: Removing a wrist splint should take less than 5 minutes. ...Read more

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Fractured my fibula, will it fully heal with no cast?

Fractured my fibula, will it fully heal with no cast?

It probably will...: But, the fibula is the "key" to ankle stability. Every fibular fracture should be evaluated and treated by a professional. See a doctor. ...Read more

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Broken wrist with cast, running allowed?

Broken wrist with cast, running allowed?

broken wrist: Sometimes, but this depends on the stability of the fracture. Please discuss with your orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more

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After placing the metal plate on 5th metacarpal bone, How many months will it take to recover Boxer's Fracture (5th metacarpal) completely in order to go for metal plate removal (second surgery). ?

After placing the metal plate on 5th metacarpal bone, How many months will it take to recover Boxer's Fracture (5th metacarpal) completely in order to go for metal plate removal (second surgery). ?

6-8 weeks: most likely it take 6-8 weeks for the bone to heal. they might want to wait for at least three month before to decide to have it removed. check with the surgeon that put it there. they will let you know what they preferred. ...Read more

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Is cast or boot better for ankle fracture?

Depends: It really depends on the type of ankle fracture you have but in general a cast is better for most fractures to best immobilize the bones so the fracture heals in place properly especially if you had surgical correction with orif. ...Read more

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I have right arm cast complete fracture radius and ulna cast for a month will it be okay to change the cast?

I have right arm cast complete fracture radius and ulna cast for a month will it be okay to change the cast?

Update x-ray, Yes: Changing casts monthly is typically routine. Also typical is to obtain regular x-rays to chart the healing process. When in doubt, x-ray before cast removal. ...Read more

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Will finger fractures normally heal fast?

Will  finger fractures normally heal fast?

6 weeks.: It takes about 6 weeks for most common finger fractures to heal. ...Read more

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Can humerus fracture heal without sling.

Give it a rest: Best to immobilize your fracture with a sling, splint or orthotic. Not giving it a chance to heal could lead to a nonunion which could result in a surgery. ...Read more

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Nondisplaced distal fibula fracture. been in cast for 2 weeks. new cast tomorrow. can i take this cast off for tonight to wash?

Don't remove : It is best to not remove the cast put on by the doctor. They can wipe you leg down when they change out you cast. If you truly have a non displaced fibular fracture, you may be eligible for a fracture boot. These can be removed for showers or bathing. Check with your treating provider. ...Read more

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Will my leg cast help the ankle fracture pain?

Should: Part of the pain one may experience is because there is movement around the segment that is fractured. Hence, immobilization restricts the movement and some pain relief is offered. Some ice behind your knee can possibly help as well, and if you need pain killers can be prescribed as well. ...Read more

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Can chip frcture on anterior margin of scaphoid bone heal itself by using metal brace splint on wrist. Ortho surgeon has recommended to use splnt?

Can chip frcture on anterior margin of scaphoid bone heal itself by using metal brace splint on wrist. Ortho surgeon has recommended to use splnt?

Yes: Occasionally that bone does not heal, so pay attention to your doctor's-:advice-even with adequate immobilation that bone may not heal and ultimately need surgery ...Read more