for the first 48 hours after application
your arm or leg elevated above the level of your heart.
your fingers/toes repeatedly
Instructions for your cast
Leave the cast open
to air for the first 48 hours
DO NOT bear weight
on the cast for the first 48 hours
DO NOT GET THE CAST
Rough edges of the
cast may be honed with a nail file.
General cast/splint instructions
Do not place any objects
inside the cast/splint.
Do not use any object
to reach inside the cast/splint to scratch with as this may open or create
a wound and cause an infection.
Cleanse the skin around
the cast/splint every day.
Do not cut or trim
the cast/splint. If it bothers you, consult your doctor.
Use crutches if indicated.
Do not hop around.
Allow several periods
during the day and night for elevation, on pillows, of the extremity in
the cast/splint to minimize inflammation.
Call your doctor if any of these symptoms occur
Swelling or numbness
or unusual tightness under the cast
Sore areas under the
Inability to move
fingers/toes, pain, or discoloration
Constant burning pain
or a foul odor coming from within the cast/splint
in the fingers/toes or cold to the touch
any object gets into the cast/splint
In case you have a concern, call our office at 954-735-3535