long-arm cast

long-arm cast

Etymology: As, lang + earm, arm; ONorse, kasta
an orthopedic cast applied to immobilize the arm from the hand to the upper arm. It is used in treating fractures of the forearm, elbow, and humerus; for maintaining postoperative positioning of the distal arm, elbow, or upper arm; and for correcting or maintaining the correction of deformities of the distal arm, wrist, or elbow. See also cast. Compare short-arm cast.
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Patients with wrist fractures were randomized after closed reduction to receive short-arm or long-arm casts.
Non-displaced, stable waist fractures have traditionally been treated in short- or long-arm casts for variable lengths of time.