Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Painful Cast Treatment

Treatment for cast problems usually involves removing the cast and applying a new one. Treatment for splint problems usually involves loosening the splint. In some cases, the splint must be replaced for another size, or another type. If the cast or splint has caused an injury to the underlying skin, then additional wound care may be required before the cast or splint can be reapplied.

Treatment for cast and splint problems may include:

  • Removal of the cast or splint
  • Replacement of the cast or splint
  • Wound care beneath the cast or splint

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Last Updated: May 23, 2011 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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