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Injuries of Upper Limb

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All the following regarding hanging cast are correct except



A Usually used to treat fractures lower third of humerus

B The weight of the limb in the cast is supposed to provide necessary traction to keep the fracture aligned

C The cast is kept on for a period of 6-8 weeks

D Does not cause elbow stiffness

Ans. D

Does not cause elbow stiffness

Treatment by hanging cast is an old technique for treatment of fractures humerus lower end with a reasonable rate of success. Elbow stiffness due to prolonged immobilization is a problem which is overcome by physiotherapy.

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