Splints and casts are frequently used following orthopedic surgeries and bone fractures. When the broken bone has to be fixed by surgery, one may be given splints right after the procedure to stabilize that part and reduce swelling in the affected area. And once the inflammation comes down, the splint may be replaced by a plaster cast or a fiber cast.
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Query: Hi doctor,I have a broad flat face and an underdeveloped maxilla and jaw. I want to ask what treatment and surgery are possible.Thanks. Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. I have reviewed your attached images (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity). The problem is not just the maxillary arch but a retruded mandible or lower jaw. Mandibular retrusion would be due to various causes. It is usually see... Read Full »
Query: Hello doctor, My 66-year-old mother had a distal radius fracture in her right hand two months back. She has diabetes, hypertension, hypothyroidism, ASD, and osteoporosis. The doctor performed a K-wire fixation and put a plaster of Paris cast from her fingers all the way up to her shoulder (just a li... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Sorry to hear that the surgery and its outcome have not met your level of expectations. I would like to see the entire set of X-rays before I can comment on the healing of the fracture, as well as the timing of the removal of wires. Usually, the wires are removed aro... Read Full »