Even if the plaster cast makes your skin feel very itchy, don’t poke anything underneath it. Do not walk on a cast unless you have been told it is safe to do so and have been given a plaster shoe.
You get a felt thing on the place of the cast, then the plaster, and it hardens over it, I think. You will need a Tigris(1 thin layer), 2 socks with the top cut off, x2 wrap around bandage, newspaper, tissue, cenotaph,x1 plaster 1. Place the Tigris on your arm or leg(wherever you want it) 2. Get the newspaper and tissue and wrap it around the cenotaph it on 3. Get the socks and place it on top 4.
Wrap the bandages around it then with the plaster tape it down 5. Buy a sling or some crutches (if your allowed or if you want you don't have to) 6. There you are there is your own plaster cast or to buy some mod rock/ color cast or a plaster cast kit please go on this website http://suppliescentral.net/?gclid=CNCCgfnO1osCFRlQgAodpm28WQ. If you want to grind pewter into a powder and put it in your plaster mix, then go ahead.
No real benefits other than making a heavy plaster piece. If it is in the leg stay off it and get a ray to determine if it is bad enough to require a cast.
Ancient Egyptians used plaster surfaces in palaces and pyramids. If it is in the leg stay off it and get a ray to determine if it is bad enough to require a cast.
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Verb: We'll have to call someone to plaster those cracks. There are some primers that will assist adhesion, but I've never had a problem leaving them out and just applying slightly wetter plaster.
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Not too painful, but can I take a ray on top of the Pop to check my bone condition? In any event, you should discuss this with your orthopedic doctor, and have him check to make certain you have not developed a complication, impaired circulation, which can occur following application of a Pop cast.
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Once the plaster has been applied, you are advised to see a doctor the next day to check that it is fitted correctly. This time is sometimes longer or shorter, depending on your age, general health and type of fracture.
The pain can be extreme at the beginning, but it will ease when the plaster is on and the fractured limb is supported and rested. To help prevent this: In the case of an upper limb plaster cast, exercise the fingers often.
In the case of a lower limb plaster cast, exercise the toes often. Suggestions include: Rest for a couple of days once the plaster is applied to allow it to set completely.
Put a plastic bag over the plaster and seal with a rubber band when having a shower or bath. You should see your doctor or go to the nearest hospital emergency department straight away if you have: Pain despite taking painkillers Fingers or toes of the affected limb that go white or blue Fingers or toes that won’t move Pain on moving your fingers or toes Numbness or pins and needles Any concerns about your plaster cast.
After the plaster cast is removed, common issues include: There may be some stiffness and weakness in the limb. Physiotherapy involves exercises to improve muscle strength, joint mobility and balance.
Your doctor Emergency department of your nearest hospital Orthopedic surgeon Physiotherapist On average, plaster casts stay on for about six weeks, depending on your age, general health and type of fracture.
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When you break a bone, your doctor will put the pieces back together in the right position. However, splints can be adjusted to accommodate swelling from injuries easier than enclosed casts.
They must fit the shape of your injured limb correctly to provide the best support. These off-the-shelf splints are made in a variety of shapes and sizes, and are much easier and faster to use.
They have Velcro straps which make the splints easy to put on, take off, and adjust. Fiberglass or plaster materials form the hard supportive layer in splints and casts.
Fiberglass is lighter, longer wearing, and “breathes” better than plaster. This is important because your doctor will probably schedule additional x-rays after your splint or cast has been applied.
Both fiberglass and plaster splints and casts use padding, usually cotton, as a protective layer next to the skin. Both materials come in strips or rolls which are dipped in water and applied over the padding covering the injured area.
The splint or cast must fit the shape of the injured arm or leg correctly to provide the best possible support. Generally, the splint or cast also covers the joint above and below the broken bone.
As a fracture heals, the cast may be replaced by a splint to make it easier to perform physical therapy exercises. Swelling due to your injury may cause pressure in your splint or cast for the first 48 to 72 hours.
This may cause your injured arm or leg to feel snug or tight in the splint or cast. Prop your injured arm or leg up above your heart by putting it on pillows or some other support.
Elevation allows clear fluid and blood to drain “downhill” to your heart. Ice that is packed in a rigid container and touches the cast at only one point will not be effective.
If you experience any of the following symptoms, contact your doctor's office immediately for advice. Your doctor will explain any restrictions on using your injured arm or leg while it is healing.
You must follow your doctor's instructions carefully to make sure your bone heals properly. The following information provides general guidelines only, and is not a substitute for your doctor's advice.
After you have adjusted to your splint or cast for a few days, it is important to keep it in good condition. Moisture weakens plaster and damp padding next to the skin can cause irritation.
Use two layers of plastic or purchase waterproof shields to keep your splint or cast dry while you shower or bathe. It takes about one hour for fiberglass, and two to three days for plaster to become hard enough to walk on.
Do not stick objects such as coat hangers inside the splint or cast to scratch itching skin. If it becomes cracked or develops soft spots, contact your doctor's office.
Pain usually stops long before the bone is solid enough to handle the stresses of everyday activities. You will need to wear your cast or splint until your bone is fully healed and can support itself.
While you are wearing your cast or splint, you will likely lose muscle strength in the injured area. They will help you restore normal muscle strength, joint motion, and flexibility.