17. July 2019

Correct behaviour with a cast or a splint

What should be considered after a limb injury?

The correct behaviour to avoid complications:

  • keep the arm elevated
  • move fingers and free articulations
  • avoid jolting and buckling despite wearing a cast or a splint
  • do not modify or remove the cast: in case of pressure lesions show it to your doctor
  • follow the doctor’s indications regarding the wearing and removing of the splint
  • keep the cast/splint dry and clean
  • apply ice on the open part of the cast

For injuries of the lower limbs follow the indications of the doctor for the thrombosis prophylaxis


In case of irregular behaviour, the following complications may incur:

  • intense  pain
  • prickling or paralisis
  • itching or redness
  • loss of movement of the free articulation/fingers

In case of warning signals do not hesitate to contact the Dolomiti Sportclinic or one of the nearby hospitals.