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Doctor insights on: Types Of Casts For Fractures

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Dr. Sanjiv Kaul
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Fracture (Definition)

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


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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?

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

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I got ahairline fracture in my 5th metacarpal, splint is enough in this type or i would prefer cast?

I got ahairline fracture in my 5th metacarpal, splint is enough in this type or i would prefer cast?

Ulnar gutter splint: Splint for 3-4 weeks okay if it immobilizes the joint above and below the fracture site. Your pcp or hand surgeon can ensure that you do not need manipulation and then will customize an ulnar gutter splint for you. ...Read more

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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 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?

Boxer's fracture?: If you mean a boxer's fracture i'm sorry to tell you a cast may be your best bet sometimes these are operated on to fix the bone if can't be reduced but surgery is not usually done just to avoid a cast. ...Read more

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I'm online now. Type your question here.How long will I be in a air boot cast after a trimallelor fracture and surgery?

I'm online now. Type your question here.How long will I be in a air boot cast after a trimallelor fracture and surgery?

Cast: Likely anywhere from 6-8 weeks depending on the severity of the fracture and how well the surgery went. Your surgeon should be able to tell you what he/she expects for your particular case. Best wishes to you for fast healing. ...Read more

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Do i need a cast for my fractured my fibula?

Do i need a cast for my fractured my fibula?

Depends on location: Treatment of a fibular fracture depends on location of the fracture, any displacement and the presence or absence of any associated bone or soft tissue injury. Treatment may go from none to casting to possible surgery. An orthopedic surgeon can help you. ...Read more

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A fractured clavicle is treated with not cast?

A fractured clavicle is treated with not cast?

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 more

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Dr. Raj Singh
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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