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These instructions apply to both plaster and fiberglass casts.
A cast protects a broken bone or other injury while it heals. Casts are made of fiberglass or plaster. Fiberglass casts are rougher and may come in a variety of colours. Plaster casts are smooth and often white in colour. After a cast is put on, you can't remove it yourself. Your doctor or a technician will take it off.
Follow-up care is a key part of your treatment and safety. Be sure to make and go to all appointments, and call your doctor or nurse advice line (811 in most provinces and territories) if you are having problems. It's also a good idea to know your test results and keep a list of the medicines you take.
Call your doctor or nurse advice line now or seek immediate medical care if:
Watch closely for changes in your health, and be sure to contact your doctor or nurse advice line if:
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Adaptation Date: 6/22/2022
Adapted By: Alberta Health Services
Adaptation Reviewed By: Alberta Health Services
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