What is Orthopedic cast?

Category: Equipment

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An orthopedic cast is a protective shell which is used to protect and hold a limb in place while it heals.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Broken wrist 6 2
Pain in wrist 2 1
Ankle sprain 1 0
Bilateral club foot 1 0
Broken arm (right) 1 0

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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 0
Moderate 4
Mild 1
None 2

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Orthopedic cast

Side effect Patients
Accidental fall 1
Difficulty doing daily activities 1
Difficulty staying asleep 1
Dry skin 1
Feeling annoyed 1
Inability to drive 1

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Dosages

Based on patients currently using Orthopedic cast

Dosage Patients
daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Orthopedic cast

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Course of treatment ended 8
Did not seem to work 1
Doctor's advice 1
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Duration

Currently using Orthopedic cast

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 1
6 months - 1 year 1
1 - 2 years 1
10 years or more 1

Stopped using Orthopedic cast

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 6
1 - 6 months 4
5 - 10 years 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 7
Usually 0
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 2
Somewhat hard to take 3
A little hard to take 0
Not at all hard to take 2
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 2
< $25 0
Not specified 5
Last updated:
There are no evaluations for Orthopedic cast.