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Metatarsal fracture - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   how can i help you?
User :   yeh
User :   um
User :   how do you make a cast?
Doctor :   for what?
User :   for a arm
User :   or leg
Doctor :   do you mean a cast for a limb in cases of a fracture?
Doctor :   ok
User :   yes
Doctor :   thats made of a material called plaster-of-paris
User :   yeh
Doctor :   it is available in market
User :   how do you actually make it?
Doctor :   it is first soaked in water for 2 min
User :   like ingredients?
Doctor :   then it becomes like a paste sort of thing
Doctor :   it looks like a rolle bandage
Doctor :   roller bandage
User :   how much?
Doctor :   while wet it must be rolled
Doctor :   on to the limb
Doctor :   that depends upon what part you want to fix
User :   a foot?
Doctor :   it is better to get a doctor or a nurse to do it rather than yourself as the desired position may not be attained by you
Doctor :   the cost depends on the quality of the material
User :   ive been to the doctors
Doctor :   you may be causing more damage
User :   and it was a tiny fracture
User :   and
User :   they put lots of bandages on it
Doctor :   ok
User :   an a tight badage over the normal bandages
User :   its elstic
Doctor :   as i told you that depends upon how they want to fix the foot
Doctor :   do you want to know about a crepe bandage?
User :   wats a crep bandage
User :   ?
Doctor :   thats a cloth bandage which is tied for sprains
User :   well wen someone does a little fracture on toop of the foot? do they always need plasters or what?
Doctor :   in fractures they ususally use the plaster-of-paris(pop) cast
User :   do they always do it but?
Doctor :   in case of sprains the bandage is used
Doctor :   yes
User :   because i got little tiny fracture on the top of my oot. and they didnt put plaster on my foot?
Doctor :   whenever immobilisation of the part is required
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   that also depends on the type of fracture
Doctor :   yours must be a simple crack
Doctor :   so it may not be necessary
User :   my fracture is a little tiny line
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   where is the fracture exactly?
Doctor :   are you there?
User :   yes
Doctor :   ok
User :   on the top o my foot
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   as it is a small fracture
User :   in the middle on the top of my foot above my toes.
Doctor :   the immobilisation may not be required
User :   yeah because the doctor put 4 bdagaes around it and then put this tight badage over the top of my normal bandages! its like and elastic bandage you have to stretch it to put it on
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   so what is it that you want to do about it?
User :   well what else can i put on it to sto me from moving it? like ca i use someting at home?
Doctor :   there is no need
Doctor :   as the doctor has already done what needs to done
Doctor :   there is nothing else
Doctor :   you can just rest your limb
Doctor :   as much as possible
Doctor :   YYYY@YYYY Mobile : 0000 please confirm your details
User :   yes thats right.
User :   well im on crutches
Doctor :   Please fill the feedback form say done when done
Doctor :   ok
User and
User :   i forgot wat my fracture is called?
Doctor :   is it on a toe?
User :   no
User :   above
User :   on toof my foot
User :   top*
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   is it a metatarsal fracture
User :   yeah thats rigt
Doctor :   ok
User :   soyou cant do much for them can you?
Doctor :   just rest it as much as possible
User :   ok
User :   thanks you:)
Doctor :   if the bandage is irritating you or hurting you
User :   yea
User :   ?
Doctor :   go back to the doctor to get it changed
User :   Thankyou
User :   ok
Doctor :   better to let them do it than you trying yourself
User :   Cya!
Doctor :   anything else?
Doctor :   ok
User :   nup
Doctor :   bye for now
Doctor :   Have you filled the feedback form which I have sent?
User :   bbye Bye thanks again:):)): Doctor :   Thanks for consulting Health care magic. Bye for now. Please refer your friends to our service.
User :   yes
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