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How long do you have to have a cast for a broken hand?

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For a broken hand, you may have to wear a cast for several weeks. Surgery may be required for a bad fracture. ! Any comments?

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  1. Devin says:

    How long will my cast be on my broken arm. I'm sorry that you have a broken arm – how long the cast will be on, depends upon what type of a break it was, and

  2. Delila says:

    I think its usually a 3 week time period on average unless its big like a femur.

  3. Ileen says:

    How long does it take for a swollen broken hand to cast off? i snapped the bone on heal after you get a my dominant hand (pinky) and the dr said that it broke clean. I was sup

  4. Shalon says:

    A broken hand can look just like any hand. You can fracture bones that will not show except with a little bit of swelling and pain. You can also break fingers to the point they will be bent in an unnatural way. More:http://answers.ask.com/Health/Diseases/what_does_a_broken_hand_look_like

  5. Nannette says:

    Bone in the hand broken and when they are put together will join itself by self healing method unless it is multiple fracture. to keep this broken bones put near to each other for joining need a cast called plaster of Paris cast just to imm… More:http://wiki.answers.com/Q/What_type_of_cast_do_you_use_for_a_broken_hand

  6. Tess says:

    Life casting hands is a process in which you make a plaster duplicate from a mold of someone’s hand. A life cast hand makes a great gift for grandparents or parents. Life casting children’s hands helps you remember how small a child’s hands… More:http://www.ehow.com/how_2093777_life-cast-hands.html?ref=Track2&utm_source=ask

  7. Laree says:

    For a broken hand, you may have to wear a cast for several weeks. Surgery may be required for a bad fracture.

  8. Mamie says:

    A broken wrist is one of the most common fractures, mostly because of the instinct to stick nerve sensitivity in the hands, a full recovery can occur when you treat it correctly. Depending upon the severity of the break, you may have to wear the cast for up to 3 months. 7 How Long Does a Fractured Wrist Take to Heal? Detail:http://www.ehow.com/how_2052114_treat-broken-wrist.html

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