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Double fracture in foot, plaster cast in knee. Bad smell after getting wet. What can I do?

Hi. I have a double fracture in my foot and in plaster cast to my knee . I m a race cox for a rowing team which have just been racing. Last week my cast got wet in the rain, tried to time it so I wouldn t get wet. Phoned a doctor they said it should dry out, 5days later it s not 100%dry and smells awful. What can I do? Hospital aren t keen on changingu cast. As have a review next week. Please help.
Asked On : Fri, 9 Nov 2012
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Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement 's  Response
Thanks for the query,
From the details which you had described first I would advice you to visit your orthopedic surgeon, better than talking on the phone, if possible get the plaster removed and get a new one applied. Bad smell inside the plaster is related to macerated skin inside the plaster with secondary infection.
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