Fractures are a common acute orthopedic issue. The providers at Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Center treat a wide range of fractures, with the ultimate goal of restoring function. Some fractures can be treated without surgery; these fractures are typically immobilized with fiberglass casts, plaster splints and cast braces. Surgical treatment is necessary for unstable fractures and fractures that require better alignment.
Tips on caring for your cast:
- Avoid getting your cast wet. If your cast gets slightly wet, use a blow dryer on a cool setting to dry. If you are unable to dry your cast or it gets saturated, please contact our office.
- Please do not stick anything down your cast. If you experience itching, you may use a blow dryer on a cool setting or use distraction techniques
- Do not remove your cast or try to impair the integrity of your cast. If you notice a sharp edge or your cast is rubbing your skin, you may apply moleskin or cloth.
- Visit the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons website for more information on cast and splint care.