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 Managing swelling in a cast?
DTF (---.static.twtelecom.net)   12:11pm Apr 24 2008

The bad news: This morning my OS chose not to go with the Darth - put on another toes-to-knee hard cast (was really looking forward to showers and skin care!)

The good news: He told me to go PWB... working toward FWB and the Darth in maybe three weeks.

Been in a hard cast for the last two months, but with very, very little pain or swelling because of the NWB. That's changed already!... only been partial for about 4 hours now (still with the crutches) and I can feel the old familiar pain and swelling returning already.

First time around (pre-cast) I treated that will elevation, cold gel packs and antiinflammatories like Alieve.

Can still elevate, can't do the chill-packs with the hard cast, and have heard the Alieve stunts bone growth (overuse may have contributed to my non-union to begin with?), so...

... what else can I do to help with what I know I'm in for.

DTF
52; 1-car wreck 9/07; multi low tib/fib fxs; 2 plts, 22 scrws, ext. fix;
FWB at Xmas, PT; non-union, plate broke 2/14;
Replcmnt, new hip graft, hard cast, NWB & stimltr;
PWB, hard cast 4/24, Darth & FWBAT 5/20, 6/5 no Darth;
PT 6/18

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