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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?
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 more
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?
All depends on how: It progresses based on X-rays. (bone usually heals in 6-8 weeks.) ...Read more
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?
It depends on the fracture location, displacement, and your health.
On average scaphoid fractures take 3 months to heal so it is likely you will be immobilized further. ...Read more
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?
Usually takes 4-6 weeks for bone to heal if you are young and healthy. Start range of motion exercise and pain should be your guide as to how much you can do.
Icing after activity to minimize the swelling helps control the pain and discomfort. ...Read more
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
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
It depend: Were the located, in the proximal end, the shaft or the distal end and if displaced or not, simple fracture take about 6 weeks. ...Read more
Yes: It can heal but more than likely it will heal with extra bone formation. You might then have a bump in the area which may be problematic. Of course there is a good possibility of a painful nonunion where you would need a surgical procedure. ...Read more
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
Elbow fracture: You will likely be very stiff after cast is removed. Elbow range-of-motion exercises with a trained physical therapist is probably appropriate. Make sure you are compliant with your treating doctor's recommendations as he/she will customize your treatment based on the fracture pattern and healing. ...Read more
ASK YOU RDOCTOR: Different injuries require different periods of immobilization and nonweight bearing. Generally, after 6-8 weeks of protection for a leg fracture you can begin weightbearing ina walking boot. It will take several weeks to regain normal gait patterns. You must ask your doctor. ...Read more
Potential problems: At three weeks the fracture has not healed. You could either rebreak the bone or the fracture could angulate, leading to difficultly with use of the arm. Trust your treating physician. ...Read more
Might there be any new ways of treating and fixing fractures than using heavy plaster of paris casts?
Need more info: Fractures can be treated by a variety of means and plaster of paris is rarely used now. Currently, fiberglass is more commonly used and is lighter. Also, specialized liners have been developed to allow for water proof casting. Additionally, for some fractures, surgery will allow for a more rapid recovery. ...Read more
Are there any new ways of treating and fixing fractures besides using a heavy plaster of paris casts?
I began walking on my fractured leg on a cast after a week of cast, what effect will this have on the leg?
Have extreme pain after 8 weeks in a cast for a fractured scaphoid at the proximal pole hurts more now why?
Scaphoid: A scaphoid fracture usually heals but there is an incidence of non union hand avascular necrosis. That needs to be monitored. If you rfracture is now healed fully and you are out of a acst rmember that after 8 weeks stiffness and tightness may alone caue pain. You are not used to making sudden movements. Often athritis change at the the stt joint can alos hurt with motion. Talk to your physician. ...Read more
I fractured my ankle about 4 years ago I didn't have any cast on it or anything. Will it affect me when im older?
I fractured my olecranon almost 4 weeks ago and recent got my cast off, today I woke up and my wrist is a green color.
Varies: I would not hesitate to be seen, but the most common cause is some degree of bruising and hematoma that tracked down from your elbow to your wrist related to your fracture. ...Read more
I fractured my hamate bone 4 weeks ago and just got my cast off. How long untill it feels normal again so I can go back to shooting in basketball?
Hamate fracture: It typically takes 8-12 weeks for a hamate fracture to heal completely, longer if you use nicotine products. 4 weeks of casting is recommended, followed by cast removal, range of motion and light strengthening exercises. It will take another 4-6 weeks for your motion and strength to return in the wrist. Would recommend against playing basketball until you have full motion and a pain-free wrist ...Read more
Tip of lateral malleolus fractured. One dr. Recomends 4 week cast and the other dr. Recomends surgery. Confused. I am in a semi cast due to the swelli?
Some patterns do well with casting some do not
Basically it become more about the alignment of the ankle joint if the tibio talar joint is aligned and maintained then no surgery is recommended if the bone is nondisplaced and doesn't invlove the ankle joint e.g. Tip of fibula if the tibio talar joint is displaced then anatomic reduction is attempted to prevent ankle arthritis late hope this helps ...Read more
I spiral fractured my 5th metecarpal. Everything is aligned properly therefore didn't require pins and only a cast. Its been 5 weeks. How long typically?
Metacarpal fracture: It depends where the fracture is. If it is close to the base then those r slow to heal (12-16 weeks) if it is mid shaft should be healed in 6-8 weeks. ...Read more
See your doctor: This is a problem that necessitates a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. This will allow him/her to examine you, ask specific questions. And possibly order tests to find out what's wrong and what to do to help you. ...Read more
6-12 weeks: Dending on the type of fracture.Get a more detailed answer ›