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Can a cast be put on a swollen hand, i broke the 5th metacarpal and the swelling will not subside .?

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Dr. Jeffrey Sider
Sports Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

Cast can be applied but one must be careful and alert for possible cast problems casts are often put on while swollen but swelling will gradually decrease watch out for any numbness in your fingers or changes to circulation.

In brief: Yes

Cast can be applied but one must be careful and alert for possible cast problems casts are often put on while swollen but swelling will gradually decrease watch out for any numbness in your fingers or changes to circulation.
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Dr. Rhett Griggs
Surgery - Hand Surgery

In brief: Yes

But it will need to be changed when the swelling goes down.

In brief: Yes

But it will need to be changed when the swelling goes down.
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