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Cast Treatment of Fractures: What are the risks?

  One of the most commonly used methods used by orthopaedic surgeons for treating fractures is a cast. Typically, casts are made from either fiberglass which is more lightweight, resistant to water and easier to roll, or plaster, which is heavier, sensitive to water, pliable, messier and more difficult to roll. So why should anyone ever use plaster? The simple answer is that plaster is easier to mold properly enabling the provider to hold fractures in the correct position more