Fort Lauderdale Casting and Splinting Providers
Fort Lauderdale Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine offers a full range of splinting, casting and bracing services in Broward county and its surrounding areas.
Casting and Splinting Overview
Fort Lauderdale Ortho offers both casting and splinting services. Medical equipment used for bracing, splinting and casting may include ankle braces, walking boots, wrist and hand braces, and when required, traditional casts as well. For breaks that are not severe, and that do not have notable displacement such as shifting, bends and rotation, a cast or splint is often more appropriate than surgery.
What Conditions Benefit From Casting and Splinting?
Frequently Asked Questions
While a cast is an option for some types of broken bones, there are a variety of alternatives. It may be possible for a splint, brace, or sling to be applied. In more extreme cases, patients may need surgery.
This may depend on the location and severity of the injury. In general, fractures require 6-8 weeks to heal. A splint may be needed for the initial several weeks and then replaced with a cast or a brace until healing is confirmed by X-ray. In some cases, a cast can even come off after 4 weeks and switched to a brace.