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Types Of Casts For Fractures
Please tell me what type of cast would you wear if you fractured your ulna about an inch or two from your elbow?
Ulna fracture : If midshaft or so called nightstick fracture may not need a cast. Fractures close To the elbow may need a long arm cast but must Be assessed for Elbow function and stability and could need surgery if displaced Distal fractures and injuries to the drug need Reduction and casting or surgery ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
A fracture is a broken bone. As there is cartilage at the end of many bones at the joint, a fracture may also include a break in the cartilage. Fractures and broken bones are the same thing. It seems that many believe that a "fracture" is a lesser injury or an incomplete break in the bone, but this is not correct. Fractures may be displaced or ...Read more
Fractured lateral malleolus type B, Had operation needed plate and 6 screws. 21 Healthy. Feels good 0 pain good movement. Heal time? when out of cast?
6 weeks bone healing: It takes 6 weeks for the fibula bone to heal. You may be transitioned out of a cast into a protective walking boot much sooner than that. I will routinely allow my patients to begin partial weight bearing in a boot at 3-4 weeks and begin full weight bearing by 6 weeks after surgery. Physical therapy can be initiated during this time period. It can take 6 months for your ankle to feel normal. ...Read more
I got ahairline fracture in my 5th metacarpal, splint is enough in this type or i would prefer cast?
I fractured my hand (brawler's fracture) but do not want to have a cast because I need to type for work. What can I do?
I'm online now. Type your question here.How long will I be in a air boot cast after a trimallelor fracture and surgery?
Fractured left scaphoid 7 weeks... In a cast.... Increasing pain and lots of pressure in the cast the last 2 days..Can you recommend relief?
Put a screw in it: I know it sounds more aggressive, but surgical care for a scaphoid fracture with the placement of a screw will likely provide you with a more definitive and successful outcome. A cast would be necessary for a very long time without surgery. If you are getting worse, get a new x-ray and see how it has changed. Surgery may be a better option for you. ...Read more
I have been in a cast for 6 weeks for fractured scaphoid I fell and am in a lot of pain my cast comes off next week will I end up in another cast?
I fractured my hamte bone and got my cast off yesterday I had the cast on for 4 weeks. He said i should be able tp practice in 2 weeks. Any thoughts?
Fractured my wrist on New Years eve! op on New Years day. 2 K wires. Removal in 12 days. Cast for 14 days after. When can I go to gym And lift weight?
This must B asked of: -your surgeon as well as healing. For a young kid it is way 2 early, 6-8 wks minimum. Talk 2 your surgeon about this please! ...Read more
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