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Anonymous asked in HealthGeneral Health CareInjuries · 1 decade ago

please help?

Are casts necessary after wrist surgery (arthroscopy)

i have been told i will need a plaster for 1 week, i need some indication of what type of plaster this might be!

if its a cast will it be long arm or short?

what else could it be if it isnt a cast?

what do you reckon it will be??

please help...i need to knoww!

1 Answer

  • 1 decade ago
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    There are plaster casts, plastic and fiberglasss casts, casts made from a special material that do not cover your entire wrist, and air casts.

    In your case, depending on how much you use the arm and your age and activities you would probably have an encased plaster cast that goes from the base of your fingers up to about two inches from your elbow. This will stabilize your arm well enough for it to heal propertly.

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