Casts are materials that help immobilize fractured bones for faster healing and union. They also decrease or prevent muscle contractions. Casts are of two materials, conventional plaster casts, and fiberglass casts. There are various types of casts like waterproof casts, split casts, short and long arm casts, short and long leg casts, shoulder spica casts, clubfoot casts, etc., based on the area of the fracture.
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I ruptured my Achilles tendon some days ago and had a cast the same day. When should I start physiotherapy?
Query: Hello doctor, I ruptured my Achilles tendon some days ago and was cast in the emergency room on the same day. Although the foot was positioned down, it was not in a full equinus position. After 10 days, the orthopedic surgeon cast me correctly. Currently, I am taking medications Citalopram, Pantopra... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and can understand your concern. As it is two weeks and the cast plaster of Paris has been removed, you can start physiotherapy sessions with an expert physiotherapist. Slowly it would help if you put weight on the ankle and foot but not fully. As th... Read Full »