Caring for your cast

by ih-mis admin
Bone fractures are common but require immediate and direct medical intervention to set the course for successful long term healing. A bone can break if the external force is greater than the strength of the bone. The most common way to evaluate a fracture is with x-rays, which provide clear images of the bones. A fracture can heal successfully if the ends of the break are realigned and immobilized so that new bone healing can take place at the fracture site. A plaster or fiberglass cast is typically used to keep the broken ends in proper position while they heal.