Foot and Ankle Casts | Foot and Ankle Care| Bon Secours
Cast decor. Hello everyone and Happy Tuesday to all! Yesterday I shared my decorated cast on the Really Reasonable Ribbon blog, and decided to wait til today to share on my personal blog. Most of my readers know that i broke my ankle and ended up having to have surgery. Well when my cast was put on, i decided it needed a little decorating : hehehehehe So i used all Really Reasonable Ribbons to make roses, and then used the green leaves for the vine.
An orthopedic cast , or simply cast , is a shell, frequently made from plaster or fiberglass , that encases a limb or, in some cases, large portions of the body to stabilize and hold anatomical structures—most often a broken bone or bones , in place until healing is confirmed. It is similar in function to a splint. Plaster bandages consist of a cotton bandage that has been combined with plaster of paris , which hardens after it has been made wet. Plaster of Paris is calcined gypsum roasted gypsum , ground to a fine powder by milling. When water is added, the more soluble form of calcium sulfate returns to the relatively insoluble form, and heat is produced.
Doctors have two main types of casts: fiberglass and plaster. Fiberglass casts are lightweight, durable and porous enough to let air circulate to your foot or ankle. They're the number one choice if your doctor needs to X-ray your limb while it heals.