Cast Application Techniques for Common Pediatric Injuries

A Review

Karim Sabeh, MD; Amiethab Aiyer, MD; Spencer Summers, MD; William Hennrikus, MD


Curr Orthop Pract. 2020;31(3):277-287. 

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Wet or Soiled Casts

Completely wet casts can be changed at the next available clinic. Slightly wet casts can be air dried in the sun or dried with a hair dryer. Failure to do so may result in skin irritation, breakdown, and possible infection. Light moisture or spotting may be dried with a hair dryer.[26]