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What injuries do you get a cast for?

What injuries do you get a cast for?

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

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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


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If u get 12 screws and two plates, do you get a cast?

If u get 12 screws and two plates, do you get a cast?

Depends: This is dependent on where in the body these plates and screws are located. Would need more info. ...Read more

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Can you get a cast for a sprained finger?

Can you get a cast for a sprained finger?

See a doc: Most sprained fingers are not treated with casting, though splinting can be used. If you think that you need a cast, you need an XR to make sure you don't have a fractured, or broken, bone as treatment can be dramatically different. See you doc ...Read more

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Do you get a cast for a broken knuckle?

Do you get a cast for a broken knuckle?

Yes (splint), and +: splinting and possibly more http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/1239721-treatment http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ltR-K-XPU8M

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Do you get a cast for a bone that has chipped in your wrist?

Do you get a cast for a bone that has chipped in your wrist?

Depends...: It depends on which bone is fractured and if there is any displacement or angulation. One bone is important (scaphoid) because of difficult healing with compromised blood supply. ...Read more

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Can you get a cast with ankle arthroscopy?

Can you get a cast with ankle arthroscopy?

Surgeons preference: You can get one, but may be overkill depending on what was done. ...Read more

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Do you get a cast for hand fracture?

Do you get a cast for hand fracture?

Depends: Depending on the severity and location of the fracture, you would be placed either in a cast or a splint. If the fracture involves multiple fragments of bone or extends into a joint or the fragments have separated significantly, you need surgery to fix the bones with screws and plates. ...Read more

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Whats happens if i break my arm and don't get a cast?

Whats happens if i break my arm and don't get a cast?

It may not: Heal properly and may be unnecessarily painful. ...Read more