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Flexible, soft cast allows for mobility The soft, pliable cast edges improve patient comfort Can be used in combination with rigid fiberglass splints, as soft edges provide additional comfort.
A soft cast is a cast made from flexible fiberglass casting material and molded to the patient's injured limb. Soft casts are primarily used by athletes who have healed injuries that still need extra support when they're active. The cast is molded onto the limb for practice, then cut and removed at the end of the activity.
Soft Casts . A soft cast is usually made from flexible fiberglass material that is molded to the patient’s injury. They can be used by athletes after the healing of an injury for extra support and a lower risk of recurrent injury. A soft cast is mostly for partially healed wrist fractures or for any other small fractures.
A soft cast is a different kind of cast than the traditional plaster cast 2. Soft casts are made from fiberglass and offer more flexibility than traditional casts. Soft casts are often used for ankle injuries because the theory of "walking it off" is beneficial for most ankle injuries.
Applying Soft-Cast Cast Material •Fold outside layer of stockinette back and cover with soft cast at top and bottom of cast •Stretch cast at proximal tibia and at toes to avoid circulation complications •Allow to dry approximately 20-30 minutes before weight bearing
Nearly all (94.9%) children in soft cast did bathe, shower or swim in their cast. Parents of both groups preferred treatment with soft cast (p < 0.001). Reasons given for preferring the soft cast included the ability to get the cast wet, avoidance of the plaster saw and not having to take time off work to attend a follow-up visit for cast removal.
This is my technique for applying a 3M soft cast. Our orthopaedist uses this cast for the local high school football teams in place of a hard fiberglass cast...