Cast Care

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Abstract:

This three-page handout helps people with an injured leg or arm take care of their cast. It provides tips for general care of the cast and the skin around the affected area. It discusses bathing and offers guidance on keeping the cast dry and what to do if it gets wet. The document describes safe movement or activity while wearing a cast, and makes recommendations for skin care to keep the cast dry and relieve itching. It explains how the cast will be removed, and identifies those symptoms for which a doctor should be called.

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Health Information Translations
Medical Review:
Yes
The English language resource was created or reviewed by a medical professional for quality and accuracy.
Development Method:
Translation from English text
Translation Review:
Company review
A qualified translation company performed an independent review by a second translator, and a client advocate.
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Keywords:
Arm, Bone fractures, Leg, Skin care
Copyright:
In the Public Domain
Date Last Reviewed:
2/20/2017
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