What happens if I take my cast off?

What happens if I take my cast off?

After the cast is removed, it is normal for there to be some discomfort in the bones and joints that were immobilized, for the arm or leg to be smaller than the other side, and for the skin to have some changes (dry skin and more hair). A few baths in warm water will soak off the dry, flaky skin.

How long do kids keep a cast on?

You can expect your child to have a cast for about 4-8 weeks, although it’s sometimes as short as 3 weeks. Even after your child’s cast is removed, their bone will keep healing.

Why does removing a cast tickle?

The blade is oscillating and by moving back and forth quickly it can cut right through the hard cast but never injure your skin. That fast movement causes micro vibrations that result in the funny tickle feeling.

Can a cast be removed early?

Always remove any covering as soon as you can to avoid causing sweating, which could also damage the cast. Even if the plaster cast makes your skin feel very itchy, do not poke anything underneath it. This could cause a nasty sore and lead to infection.

How do doctors remove casts?

How Are Casts Taken Off? The cast is taken off with a small electrical saw. The saw cuts through the cast material but stops before it touches the skin.

Can you get cut when removing a cast?

Cuts: Small skin lacerations are uncommon, but can occur. The teeth of the saw blade can be sharp enough to scratch the skin. If ample padding is under the hard cast material, a skin laceration is less likely.

Can a cast saw cut you?

Against the firm surface of the plaster or fiberglass, the cast saw will cut through the material. However, against your skin, the cast saw simply moves the skin back and forth with the vibration, not cutting into the skin.

Can you walk after getting a cast off?

area for at least three days. You may be required to continue to use crutches, cane, or walker after the cast is removed.