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  • Creative ways to decorate wrist splint
  • Full arm cast incision rubbing

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    09-17-2011, 03:54 PM
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OUCH. We just learned about these types of arm/elbow breaks in my first aid class. YUCK. You are lucky it wasn't your elbow that bent the opposite direction.. you could've lost your arm!

Sending speedy healing vibes your way.
     
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    09-17-2011, 04:14 PM
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Eliz- thanks! I know haha....When it first happened I was so upset but the I was like "You know what it could have been so much worse than it is." I was very lucky.
     
    09-17-2011, 04:34 PM
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Second scans definitely look better! Hope you have a speedy recovery!
     
    09-28-2011, 03:27 PM
  #44
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Hey guys =)

Figured I would update on how I'm doing

Today was a HUGE day! I got my full arm Ace cast/splint thing off. I freaked when I saw the stitches because I had never had them before and the incision surprised me a little but I got over it. I did however yelp multiple times when the stitches came out. In total I believe I had 9 stitches.

They took some follow up Xrays and he said my wrist and elbow look perfect =) He checked my range of motion after having it in the cast for so long and he said it was a lot better than he thought it was going to be.

Then they fit me with a removable wrist splint but I'm only to use it when I'm asleep or out somewhere...at home he wants me to move it the way they showed me in the office so I can get rid of the stiffness. It doesn't hurt it's just stiff.

The thing that really bothers me is all the dead skin ~bleh~ anyone have any ideas how to get rid of it without irritating it?

Anyway picture time!!

In order:
1-5 = I got bored and decorated my cast thing
6 -7 = Happy fun time stitches
8- Strip thingys (I forget what they are called)
9- Wrist brace
10- And big happy fun time bruise on the back of my arm haha

Word from the wise...Do not break or dislocate anything it is SO not fun! Haha
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    09-28-2011, 04:37 PM
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Yay, no more cast! Bet that's a relief!
     
    09-28-2011, 04:44 PM
  #46
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Wow! You're healing so fast! Congrats! I bet it feels great not to have that stinking cast on anymore.

As for the dead skin...hmmmmmmmm...that's a difficult one without irritating the skin. How about a loufa and an exfoliating body wash? Just gently scrub at it when you take a shower.
     
    09-28-2011, 11:48 PM
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Thanks guys and yeah it feels awesome to have the cast off. I touched my arm like "Wow! I have so missed you!" haha. The Dr said everything is looking awesome and I'll be back to riding in no time. =)
     
    09-28-2011, 11:52 PM
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Wow, congrats on being out of the full cast . As for removing the dead skin, I had the best results with soaking in the bath tub until it was really soft and then gently wiping at it with a wash cloth. However, I'm not sure that it would be a good idea to soak it with your incision still healing up. To much risk of introducing infection that way.

As for the strips, they are called steri-strips .
     
    09-29-2011, 12:03 AM
  #49
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My foot was in a cast for like six weeks once, and when I finally got it off, I was shocked to learn that a bath scrubbie did NOTHING for removing the dead skin. I ended up getting the limb wet, but then OUT of the water, just rubbing at it with my hands until the dead skin balled up. You could do it in the bath, shower, or even just in the sink since it's your arm. That was far more effective for me. It's GROSS, but once it's over, you feel SOoooo good.
     
    09-29-2011, 12:32 AM
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Originally Posted by smrobs    
Wow, congrats on being out of the full cast . As for removing the dead skin, I had the best results with soaking in the bath tub until it was really soft and then gently wiping at it with a wash cloth. However, I'm not sure that it would be a good idea to soak it with your incision still healing up. To much risk of introducing infection that way.

As for the strips, they are called steri-strips .
THAT'S what they're called!! Thanks, I seriously could not remember I was just so excited to have my arm out of the cast haha.

The Doc said it's okay for the steri-strips to get wet so I took a shower and used one of those soft bath poof ball things.It kind of worked now that my skin is dry it's, for lack of better word, flaking off. I'm only going to have the strips on for 2 days then I was told to take them off ~shrugs~ haha I am a total newbie when it comes to this stuff.
     

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