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If you soak a fiber glass cast can you unravel it thereby removing it?We live in the...

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kimbros | eNotes Newbie

Posted January 21, 2010 at 7:07 AM via web

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If you soak a fiber glass cast can you unravel it thereby removing it?

We live in the mountains and cannot get down the hill do to bad weather,we are wondering if we can take a fiber glass cast off at home

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mkcapen1 | Middle School Teacher | Valedictorian

Posted January 21, 2010 at 7:18 AM (Answer #1)

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I do not recommend soaking the cast as it will just get sticky and uncomfortable inside.  Fiber glass does not unravel when soaked. 

I once had to get my cast off my leg.  I had to use a dremel with a tiny rounded saw blade.  The cast has some cotton underneath.  However, if you are not careful you can go in too far.

Casts have to be cut off.  If you can not get to the physician, I suggest that you wait until you can.  it is far better to keep the cast on too long than take it off and not have the break heals.  A physician may want to x-ray the bone to ensure proper healing.

My best advice:  Wait and see your doctor.

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