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Do I need a cast for a stress fracture in my hand?

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Dr. Raymond Raven
Surgery - Hand Surgery
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In brief: Maybe

Some stress fractures require rigid support for optional healing.
Others do not. Be sure to see a hand surgeon for a complete evaluation and recommendations.

In brief: Maybe

Some stress fractures require rigid support for optional healing.
Others do not. Be sure to see a hand surgeon for a complete evaluation and recommendations.
Dr. Raymond Raven
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Dr. Kenneth Tepper
Orthopedic Surgery

In brief: Usually not

If you are not having significant pain, a cast often is not necessary.
However depending on the location of the stress fracture and degree of pain, a cast may be needed.

In brief: Usually not

If you are not having significant pain, a cast often is not necessary.
However depending on the location of the stress fracture and degree of pain, a cast may be needed.
Dr. Kenneth Tepper
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