Using paper as a cover will not do the job; instead, it will cause more mess than a wet cast, which is why using plastic bags is an excellent way to keep a cast, plastic or fiberglass, dry in the shower. Place your arm or leg into the plastic bag and secure it medical or duct tape.... read more ›
Sealable plastic bags can be fit over a cast to keep it safe from water. Newspaper bags, bread bags, or small trash bags usually work well. You would pull a bag over the cast and seal it on top using a rubber band or duct tape. Rubber bands may be gentler on the skin, and allow you to reuse the bag after showering.... read more ›
A plaster cast is applied to hold the arm or leg fracture in place while the bone heals.... view details ›
- Major bleeding that can't be stopped.
- Serious injury with many broken bones.
- Bone is sticking through the skin.
- Looks like a dislocated joint (hip, knee or ankle)
- You think your child has a life-threatening emergency.
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If you have a removable splint, ask your doctor if it is okay to remove it to bathe. Your doctor may want you to keep it on as much as possible. Keep your plaster splint covered by taping a sheet of plastic around it when you bathe. Water under the plaster can cause your skin to itch and hurt.... see more ›
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- Purchase a Cast Cover. Cast covers fit over the cast and fasten with a watertight seal. ...
- Use Plastic Bag & Tape. Plastic bags and tape are not as handy as a cast cover, but will work to keep your cast dry, for the most part. ...
- Cover with Plastic Wrap.
Keep the cast clean: Stay away from dirt, sand, and powders, which can make itching or skin irritation worse. If you have a waterproof cast, rinsing the area with clean, cool water after excessive sweating can prevent sores and itchiness from developing. Allow the water to drain once the area is soothed.... view details ›
Wash in warm soapy water and apply body lotion daily. Crutches can be used for partial support but you can begin walking on your leg as soon as it is comfortable enough or as per the advice of your doctor. You may be limping on the injured foot for a few weeks after removal of the cast.... continue reading ›
It is important to understand that after the immobilisation time has elapsed and the cast/brace is removed, the fracture is often not COMPLETELY healed, but is healed with enough strength that ongoing immobilisation is not required.... continue reading ›
The three key steps to faster bone healing are: Alignment of the broken bone fragments. Stability and support at the fracture site through immobilization. Healthy lifestyle choices that promote healing.... continue reading ›
- Pain Decreases. No matter how big or small your fracture is, the one thing they all hold in common is the pain you'll experience due to it. ...
- Increased Mobility. ...
- Lack of Bruising. ...
- Swelling Subsides.
The Mayo Clinic and the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons agree that physical therapy and rehab are important parts of learning to walk after a broken leg. Rehabilitation exercises prescribed by your doctor or physical therapist will reduce stiffness and help you achieve the mobility you have lost.... read more ›
How to Shower with a Knee Brace or Full Leg Cast - YouTube... view details ›
If you have a removable splint, ask your doctor if it is okay to remove it to bathe. Your doctor may want you to keep it on as much as possible. Keep your plaster splint covered by taping a sheet of plastic around it when you bathe. Water under the plaster can cause your skin to itch and hurt.... continue reading ›
- If you are wearing a leg brace or immobilizer, cover it with plastic to keep it dry while you shower.
- If you are not wearing a leg brace or immobilizer, carefully wash your incision with soap and water when your provider says this is OK. ...
- Sit on a shower stool to avoid falling while showering.
Water and your boot
If your doctor says to keep your boot on to shower, protect it so that it won't get wet. Put your leg inside a plastic trash bag and tape the top around your leg. If you can take the boot off when you shower, pat the area dry after you shower. Then put the boot back on.... continue reading ›