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Forum Name: Bone trauma and fractures
|johndeeregirl - Sat Nov 15, 2008 11:14 am||
My boyfriend fell and broke his wrist yesterday. He has a temportary "cast" at this point until we go to see the orthopedist later this week. They told him to ice it as much as he can, obviously, but there is a problem. The cast seems to be keeping the ice from reaching his arm. Are there any "tricks" that we can try in order to help with the swelling and pain?
|Debbie Miller, RN - Mon Nov 17, 2008 12:16 am||
Ice can be used even over a cast and it still has an effect even though it may not feel that cold. Do as the doctor advised.
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