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Types Of Casts For Fractures
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
Cast or boot & rest: Most mildly displaced to nondisplaced traumatic or stress fractures of the metatarsals heal well without the need for surgery. There are a few exceptions, including a specific fracture of the 5th metatarsal called a jones fracture. A boot walker or a cast are often used for treatment, and typical healing occurs in approximately 6 weeks. Crutches may also be used with the cast or boot. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many types...: The basic categories would be open or closed, i.E whether there is an associated break in the overlying skin exposing the fracture to the outside and thereby increasing chance of infection. Also, intra or extra articular, i.e.Whether it is involving the joint. Also, comminuted, i.E whether the break involves two or more pieces. And lastly, displaced, that is whether the pieces have moved or not. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: A fracture is a break in the bone. In the ulna the severity depends on the location of the fracture and the amount of displacement of the bone. Some fractures in the ulna need little to no treatment while others may need surgery. An orthopedic surgeon with an x-ray can make the diagnosis and determine treatment. ...Read more
Too many: There are normally 26 bones in the foot not counting the sesamoids or assessory bones. Any of these can be fractured in a variety of ways. There are a variety of fracture types: stress, avulsion, spiral, comminuted, transverse, intaarticular, etc. All have potentially different treatments and outcomes. Dr l. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Non-weight bearing: Stress fracture are considered overuse injuries. In order to heal they need rest. This does not mean you have to stop everything. You do have to stop activities that aggravate the area involved. Most of the time you can find some substitute activity. The key is that you feel no discomfort while performing the activity (note: i said "discomfort", not "pain"). E.G: swim instead of run. ...Read more
Requiring a cast: Casts are use to immobilize bones and joints. In this way, injuries to bones and the muscles that move them can be treated by keeping them motionless and allowing the bones to heal and any associated inflammatory reactions to resolve. Therefore, we use casts to immobilize broken bones and put to rest tendon and ligament injuries (requiring surgery or not). ...Read more
Are there any new ways of treating and fixing fractures besides using a heavy plaster of paris casts?
Chronic Ankle: Chronic ankle injuries are the obvious ankle sprains, stains from falls or injuries. An ankle fracture or injury of the joint can turn into chronic pain for a osteochondral defect. Tendonitis and ligament tears that were never treated. Theses are just a few. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Some humor.: .....Injury, pain, swelling then the body starts an inflammatory response. It cleans up the debris, blood &edema fluid.In a few days 2 a week the clot between the bones begins to organize and form a framework 4 the new stem cells to grow into and form osteoblasts that make new bone as they penetrate into the fibrous clot lattice work. New bone forms (callus), lump. Then remodel 2 accept stress. ...Read more
Ankle injuries: There are multiple types of injuries. These include a sprains, strains, tearing of the capsule and or tendons as well as various types of fractures. Answering this question could be a whole chapter in a book. Needless to say for each one of these injuries there are various treatment options. As always seek out a foot and ankle specialist for your injury and they can help you. ...Read more
Surgical shoulder in: When there r structural damages to supporting ligaments ,tendons or bone., many times full recovery maximally occurs when surgical repair is undertaken. So unstable shoulders with stretched or torn ligaments, complete tears of rotator cuff, displaced angulated fractures of numeral head or glenoid should be fixed surgically. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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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