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What happens if you keep your hand cast on longer than recommended?

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Dr. Aileen Shieu
Surgery - Hand Surgery
5 doctors agree

In brief: Stiffness

Keeping your hand or wrist in a cast too long can increase the stiffness in your joints, and then make it harder to regain full motion.

In brief: Stiffness

Keeping your hand or wrist in a cast too long can increase the stiffness in your joints, and then make it harder to regain full motion.
Dr. Aileen Shieu
Dr. Aileen Shieu
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Dr. Otto Placik
Surgery - Plastics
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In brief: Prolonged casting

This may results in unncessary atrophy of the immobilized muscles, a frozen joint, hygiene or skin problems.

In brief: Prolonged casting

This may results in unncessary atrophy of the immobilized muscles, a frozen joint, hygiene or skin problems.
Dr. Otto Placik
Dr. Otto Placik
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Dr. Jeffrey Wint
Surgery - Hand Surgery

In brief: Hand cast

You can also get skin irritation and if yu have arthritic stiff joints as well they can be very problematic.

In brief: Hand cast

You can also get skin irritation and if yu have arthritic stiff joints as well they can be very problematic.
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Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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