Parents’ Information – Plaster casts

Important information on handling plaster casts

Correct positioning

  • Position arm above heart level as often as possible during the first few days, do not let it hang down
  • Lay on a cushion while sitting
  • Move fingers regularly


  • In case of itching, never scratch under the cast with sharp objects

Showering / bathing

The cast should not get wet

  • Protect the cast with a plastic bag and seal it waterproof with adhesive tape
  • Showering is allowed, no bathing

If there is a feeling of pressure, pain, swelling, formication, discoloration of the skin or a cold sensation:

  • elevate for 30 minutes
  • If there is no improvement: prompt check-up by a specialist

For questions or uncertainties:
Youkidoc: Phone 061 201 01 01

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T +41 61 201 01 01
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Sat 08 - 14 h

Regular consultations
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Youkidoc will be closed during the official Basel holidays.

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