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Swelling after fracture

Patient: Hello, i have a left humerus fracture and after being cast and allowed home i have developed oedema in my legs an left hand, what should i do?

 

 

Symptoms: Swelling,burning throbbing

 

 

Doctor: Welcome to Ask The Doctor. We are here to help you.Slight swelling is common after cast application.Make sure that y ou keep moving your fingers. However, you should see your doctor once again just to check that if the cast is very tight causing obstruction to blood flow.Also, get a prescription of anti-inflammatory pain killer from your doctor.I hope it helps.If you have any further query, please ask me.Stay Healthy.

 


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Dr. Jimmy Obaji M.D.

Dr. Jimmy Obaji M.D.

Dr. Jimmy Obaji completed his residency in Family Medicine at the University of Manitoba. He currently operates a walk-in-clinic in downtown Toronto.

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