Type of fracture
Whether you are placed in a splint
") or regular hard cast depends upon the type of fracture
you have, and the length of time you will need to keep it on.
If the fracture is minor, stable and will heal in a short period of time, a splint is easier and often more comfortable. If your fracture requires 3-4 weeks or more to heal, then a cast is more durable and more practical.