Dos And Don'ts For Plastering In Fracture Management

Dos And Don'ts For Plastering: Role Of Physiotherapist In Fracture Management

Tavishi Dogra
Written by: Tavishi DograPublished at: Jun 10, 2020Updated at: Jun 10, 2020
Dos And Don'ts For Plastering In Fracture Management

What to do and what not to do while plastering? There are usually three significant signs of bone breakdown - pain, flatulence, and sagging. But whenever we get hurt, we may not feel the pain of a bone. But this is not always the case. After the injury, if any bone appears to be embossed from the skin, this means there are no internal injuries. At the same time, during the accident, if there is a sound of chopping or if there is a sharp pain, then it means that you have a broken bone. Whenever any bone of our body is broken, doctors put plaster to fix it, but do you know that if you do not take care of that part properly during plaster, then it can worsen the situation. Plaster can also add to the woes for many people. Hence, here are some dos and don'ts while plastering.

What to do during plaster

  • Always keep your fingers and toes moving during plaster; otherwise, they become numb.
  • Keep the injury or plaster part of the body slightly above with the help of a pillow.

  • If your fingers begin to have pain during the plaster or they become numb and turn black, then you should consult your nearest doctor immediately.
  • Except for the plastered part, keep moving all the joints of the body so that they do not get jammed and blood circulation is maintained in them.
  • If you are going to try any home remedies for the treatment of fracture, then first ask your doctor.


What not to do during plaster

  • Never place the plaster on a hard floor.
  • Always protect the fractured area from the water. Exposure to water can worsen the situation.

  • Please do not use any sharp thing, when it is itching within the plaster.
  • Do not put anything of inside the plaster.
  • Never try to adjust the plaster by yourself without the help of a doctor.


Role Of Physiotherapy

  • After a fracture, doctors often plaster your broken bones to heal your fracture (the broken bone is held in plaster for a long time). Physiotherapists play an active role in making the organ workable in the posterior bone. Many patients are negligent about getting physiotherapy, their joints are filled with cracks, and they take time to do routine work. Many a time, the muscles near the joint remain weak due to lack of proper exercise, which causes trouble.

  • Nowadays, fibreglass casts are also easier to remove than conventional plaster. When the bone heals, a plaster cast is removed with a special blade. While this plaster can be more easily removed than POP plaster, therefore, you should try once using synthetic plaster.
  • The human body is a system of 206 bones on which the accumulation of more than 640 muscles gives shape to this physique. Between these muscles, the nerve fibres and blood vessels carry out their work. Various surgeries are performed as needed to add bone, and after the operation, the plaster of Paris is cast, and the limb is fixed to connect the bone.

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