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For what could you get a air cast?

For what could you get a air cast?

Sprain or strain: An air cast is often used as a compression splint after a sprain or strain. ...Read more

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


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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

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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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What is the length of the cast you get for your scaphoid?

Varies: The scaphoid is a slow bone to heal and orthopaedic surgeons having different opinions on what type of cast and for how long to cast. Some will cast above your elbow, and all the way to the tip of your thumb. Others, below the elbow and just below the joint in your thumb. A cast may be required for a minimum of 6 weeks, and possibly as long as 3 or more months. ...Read more

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What happens after i get my cast off from tendon rupture?

What happens after i get my cast off from tendon rupture?

See below: You will usually be put into a brace to control the ankle motion and then sent to physical therapy for progressive exercise. ...Read more

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How can I get a cast for my ankle?

How can I get a cast for my ankle?

Visit a: Foot doctor or orthopedist......assuming its needed they will apply one. ...Read more

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How can I get a cast for your ankle?

How can I get a cast for your ankle?

Ankle support: Ankle braces can be acquired over the counter at the local pharmacy. Unfortunately, the really good ones are prescription. An actual fiberglass or plaster cast for a fracture treatment is usually done in a doctor's office and changed on a biweekly or so basis (more often if the patient has diabetes so that skin changes can be observed). ...Read more

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Good idea to get my fiberglass cast wet?

Good idea to get my fiberglass cast wet?

Try not to get it: Wet. If water gets inside your cast you can gently use a hair blow drier on a very low setting to help dry the moisture. Don't burn yourself. ...Read more