If you have a hairline fracture do you need a cast?

Same as Other Fractu. As with all fractures, it depends upon the problem. Even with involvement of the growth plate, immobilzation for some, surgical repair for others. The orthopedist knows what is best for the specific situation.

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If I have a hairline fracture below my big toe will I need a cast that comes up to my ankle or a cast that comes up to my knee or will I need one at all?

Not at all. Typically nondisplaced fractures of the toes can be treated with a post-op walking shoe or nothing at all depending on the amount of pain you are having. Read more...
Often times . A simple surgical shoe may suffice. Or even a camwalker without any cast. Ultimately, it is the decision of the treating doctor. Read more...
You may. Need to be in a surgical shoe or boot. Doubt you need a cast. Read more...

Will a hairline fracture to the foot always need a cast?

Not always. Usually a fracture needs to be adequately protected, but sometimes a boot or special shoe would pretect the fracture well enough to eliminate the need for a cast. Read more...

Does my 2yr old daughet need a cast for a hairline fracture? Or is a splint ok for it to heal?

Details to consider. HI, important to know where the fracture is, how active she is, how much the fracture is actually through the affected bone? Those fundamentals will help determine how much stability, protection the site will need. Read more...
Descriptions matter. I don't recall ever using the term "hairline" to describe a kids fracture but that's just me. The more common issue for kids is falling on their outstretched arm and getting a beer can like dent in one of the bones of their forearm.If this is what you mean, we commonly just splint these. Needs of other locations and other injuries vary.Try to give more info when you ask ???'s. Read more...

Should I get a cast for a hairline fracture?

Cast or splint. Need for hairline fracture. It will reduce the pain and prevent the fracture from getting worse. Read more...
Cast or splint. A splitn lets you take it off and wash but complicance is often an issue even with the best intentions and it may take longer to heal. While annoying at times a cast may work faster initially. Ten weeks down the line no difference, just your experience in getting there. Read more...

What is the recovery time for hairline fracture of ankel? How many days I need to retain the cast?

Variable. This is a situation where the x-ray really needs to be seen and you really need to be examined in order to provide you with a valid response. The ankle is composed of 3 bones: fibula, tibia and at its base the talus. The location of the fracture is important in determining how long recovery usually takes. Read more...
Ankle joint. Generally 4 to 6 weeks, however if there is an ankle sprain associated with this injury and pain continues, studies may be needed to rule out injury to the cartilage surface inside the ankle joint. Read more...