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Old 12-06-2008, 11:46 AM   #1
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How do you know your cast is too tight?

I have had this cast on since Wednesday. It is the second one after my subtalar fusion Monday. The first one was replaced because it was too tight.

Now, my cast is very snug at the top, throughout my leg and ankle and only slightly open at my toes. My toes are their normal color.

I have this feeling there is a lot of pressure over my surgical area.

Has anyone else had their cast replaced? If so, what led to or what were the reasons you had to get a new cast.

Any assistance you can provide will be appreciated.

Thanks!
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Old 12-07-2008, 08:31 AM   #2
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Re: How do you know your cast is too tight?

i had 4 casts. first one orange, after the initial splint came off. next one (green)2 weeks later cuz orange one was loose. that one lasted 2 days.....so much frickin pain. too tight and pain that didn't go away with elevation, meds, ice, etc. got a new one (blue)and it was perfect. then 2 more weeks and another one (black)cuz of being loose.

if it doesn't feel right, just call and get a new one. that's their job. you know your body best, if it isn't right, call.... my guys were totally cool about it.

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