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I have a fractured elbow, in a splint. Is it okay to request a cast?

Sure. A splint is usually a temporary form of immobilization and is a good thing to use during the acute phase of an injury. After swelling has peaked, a cast can be placed to further immobilize the fracture. Just remember that a cast can not be removed like a splint can and has to be kept clean and dry. Read more...

My 9 year-old has a wrist buckle fracture. The dr. Put her in a cast 5" past the elbow. Is that a bit much? Can we put her in a wrist splint?

Doc know best. Trust experience of doctor who has seen the fracture. Pediatric fracture s heal fast and at some point doc may switch to a wrist splint. Ps a kid can easily take a splint off whereas a cast takes some undoing ;-). Read more...
Buckle fracture. Yes. A buckle fracture is a very stable fracture and can be treated either way - a splint or cast. It comes down to 2 issues. Personal preference and if you can trust the child to keep it on at all times but washing. The only downside to splinting is it may take a little more time to completely heal but that is a small trade off compared to no washing with a cast and possible cast complicatons. Read more...

I fractured my wrist 6 weeks ago (fracture right distal radius). I had a below-the-elbow cast which came off yesterday. I am wearing a splint Would you advice to play soccer on Saturday? What can I wear to protect my wrist further?

Ask your orthopedist. In a young healthy person, at 6 weeks, a fracture is usually healed. However, I do not know the details or severity of your injury. It is easily possible to fall playing soccer and reinjure it, which would be horrible. You need to follow the advice of the person who knows the details of your injury - your orthopedic doctor. Read more...
Probably not. At 6 weeks after a radius fracture, things are just starting to heal up. If you see to fall onto the wrist playing soccer, even if you had a splint on, you would be at high risk to refracture it. If you could give it 4 more weeks it would be a lot safer. Read more...

My daughter is 9 and has a buckle fracture on her wrist will she need a cast or a splint?

Depends. Most do will with a supportive forearm splint x 3 wks but this is something your pcp must decide after a hands on exam. If they find the buckle fracture atypical or have other concerns they may send you to an orthopedist for his/her input on rx. Read more...

I sustained a non-displaced jones fracture on march 9th. I do not weight bear and use crutches. Do I need a cast or splint? More buising has appeared?

Yes. Typically these fractures are treated in a non-weightbearing cast with x-rays every couple of weeks until healed. Read more...
Cast. Jones fractures are prone to not healing. At the very least a cast and crutches is necessary. If it is not showing signs of healing, surgery may become necessary. Read more...

I sustained a jones fracture on march 9th. I am not weight bearing and am on crutches. Do I need a cast/splint? Is it ok to move my foot up and down

5th metatarsal. It is important that you see a physician to guide you through this. With a “jones fracture” there is a high risk for nonunion, or failure to heal properly so timely medical intervention is key for an optimal outcome. Nwb w/ crutches is certainly a safe move. You also may want to inquire about a cam walkker/ boot. I would refrain from excessive foot/ ankle motion until cleared by your physician. Read more...
Usually splint. Jones fractures are a subset of fractures that involve the proximal fifth metatarsal. They seem nery minimal injuries, but the blood flow to that area is poor and so they can heal slowly. They are usually treated with strict non weight bearing and are usually treated with a splint to immobilize the foot as well. If they don't heal, or if the patient can't be out long, they can be fixed. Thanks. Read more...
Jones fx . Jones fxs are slow to heal need to optimize your vitd level and discuss this with your doctor casts and splints do not heal fractures time and mother nature do non wt bearing is presently best i treat some pts with exogen units (low dose ultrasound to improve bone healing) it is ok to move the foot good luck. Read more...

Is a splint better then a cast for a 5th Metacalful boxers fracture my hole hand 4 fingers and arm in half cast and want to use index and middle finga?

Varies. If you have a distal 5th metacarpal fracture, then some variant of a "clam digger" splint or cast is applied. This involves immobilizing the 4th and 5th finger, and flexing them down an bout 70-99 degrees. There is no benefit or need to immobilize the thumb, index, or middle finger. Read more...