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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?
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?
Clavicle fracture: Clavicle fractures are difficult to immobilize. They are not castes. We used to use figure of 8 harness, but results same using simple sling. And sling better tolerated. If displaced and shortened, surgery may be recommended, depending on patient and fracture "personality". ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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