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I have a "boxers Fracture" I have had a cast on week

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I have a "boxers Fracture" I have had a cast on for a week now. Im due back at the Fracture clinic in 2 weeks. The question i have is if i take my cast off now myself will there be any serious repercussions?
Dr. Shahzad MD :

Hi there. Thank you for your question. I will be helping you out with your queries

Dr. Shahzad MD :

The main reason why a caste is put in place is the immobilize the fractured bone.

Dr. Shahzad MD :

One week is too little a time for the caste.

Dr. Shahzad MD :

So I would not recommend taking off the cast now.

Dr. Shahzad MD :

correction cast not caste**

Dr. Shahzad MD :

The reason why I would not take off the cast so early is because it is your hand which is all the more likely to be used during work so if proper immobilization does not happen healing may not be perfect..

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Ok thank you, ***** ***** just gets in the way thanks for your help

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