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Do you need a cast after thumb surgery?

Do you need a cast after thumb surgery?

Thumb surgery: Some times you would need a cast after thumb surgery. Some times a protective dressing would be adequate. Your surgeon would be the one that i would take advice from as he/she will know how much protection and for how long it will be required following your particular surgery. Good luck. ...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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Should you sleep in a thumb cast?

Should you sleep in a thumb cast?

Yes: If you can, yes. The injury that caused the thumb to need a removable cast may be made worse by some thumb positions. Making sure that your thumb maintains the neutral positions during sleep is beneficial in most cases. However, if it really bothers you and you can't sleep wearing it, then sleep trumps the thumb. ...Read more

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How long after i get my cast of my thumb should my thumb hurt? Its around the joint or grow plate

How long after i get my cast of my thumb should my thumb hurt? Its around the joint or grow plate

Months: It can hurt for months. It is critical to make sure it is completely healed before resuming full activities. ...Read more

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Could you pick up a hand cast if your thumb is broken?

Could you pick up a hand cast if your thumb is broken?

Not effective: Over the counter splints give rise to some support and protection and work well for overuse and soft tissue inflammatory injuries. However a fracture requires reduction, either open or closed, and then a well molded cast applied by the treating physician. Casts are fabricated specifically for the injury or fracture being treated. ...Read more

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I've had a cast on my thumb for 6 weeks and a brace for 4 weeks after that and my thumb never healed from the torn ligament and still hurts. What can ?

I've had a cast on my thumb for 6 weeks and a brace for 4 weeks after that and my thumb never healed from the torn ligament and still hurts. What can ?

If the ligament was-: -on the little finger side @ the base of the thumb, known as the ulnar collateral ligament of the metacarpal-phalangeal, it is possible that it was displaced by the injury & when it clicks back into place, the ligament may B blocked from its origin & B trapped behind the adductor muscle preventing it from healing. An exam by MRI will make this diagnosis @ the onset. ...Read more

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Son had a pollicization @ index f. Cast off 1/7. Cast is loose now, thumb has gone inside a little bit. His hospital is closed til weds. What do I do?

Son had a pollicization @ index f. Cast off 1/7. Cast is loose now, thumb has gone inside a little bit. His hospital is closed til weds. What do I do?

Let doctor know!: Most likely, the swelling has gone down causing the cast to be loose. It's probably okay to leave it like this until the doctor is back in the office since the cast is coming off soon, but i prefer to know if my patients are having any concerns! ...Read more

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Broke thumb 8/15.Pins removed 9/14.Cast removed 10/2. Thumb STILL won't bend. Swollen,sensitive & numb. Bad tendon?Asked doc for MRI but he refused!?!

Broke thumb 8/15.Pins removed 9/14.Cast removed 10/2. Thumb STILL won't bend. Swollen,sensitive & numb. Bad tendon?Asked doc for MRI but he refused!?!

As soon: as practicable see a BOARD CERTIFIED HAND SURGEON (and if your present surgeon is that SEE ANOTHER ONE ) for a SECOND OPINION...YES you could have a scarred down tendon...I ASSUME you are in THERAPY for regaining function!! If not YOU SHOULD BE! Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more