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 I have a broken wrist with a cast on my arm. I want to cut the cast off after 5 weeks & not go back to Dr. OK?
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Sexy Red
Whats a backslab plaster cast ?

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10 points to who ever gets it right,oh and im a orthopaedic plaster technician.No Cheating.

It is a plaster which is put on you when you break a bone maybe an arm or the joint or somewhere.

they are more often than not used on hand/wrist injuries, they are half a normal caste, they give the support whilst, allowing movement, to aid in a faster recovery time of the injury.

my son had one of these

its self explanatory really its just a back slab rather than a full plaster, and then is just bandaged to hold it in place.

Is sometimes used as a temporary cast also until a further visit to hospital or allowing for swelling to go down in some cases

hubby had 1 of them.
it's a half cast, as his leg was 2 swollen 2 encase in a full plaster cast.

Shouldn't you know if that is your job?? Anyway as others have correctly said it is a plaster cast that supports one aspect of the affected limb and the other is just supported by bandages. There are a number of reasons for using this type of cast. I am sure you know all about that.

essentially its half a plaster cast, secured by bandage or strapping. also use when there is an open wound...

im not a plaster tech... im a user... an amputee...

sad case of been there, had them.

its not a full coverage plaster..only one side of the limb is covered with plaster and then a bandage is placed around it

It's a plaster of paris cast that has been cut in two leaving just half of it remaining,this is then secured to the patient who has broken a bone or had surgery via a bandage.
It serves as a temporary cast immobilising the area where it is applied but also allows access for assessments(eg.physiotherapy) , removal of stitches/sutures and inspection of the wound.

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