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Removal of a below knee plaster cast worn for twenty eight months

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Description: Case presentation The cast was removed from the leg of a 45-year-old Caucasian woman. Significant muscle atrophy and dense skin scales were present but the underlying skin surface was relatively healthy with only small pitted 1-2 mm ulcers. No pathogenic organisms were cultured from this environment.
Conclusion It seems likely that skin can tolerate cast immobilization for prolonged duration.
Removal of a below knee plaster cast worn for twenty eight months: a case report Ingoe H, Eastwood S, Elson DW, Young CF Journal of Medical Case Reports 2011, 5:74 (full text)

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Author/Contact: Ingoe et al
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Language: English

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Added: Fri Apr 15 2011