This page guides patients and their families to better understand the recovery process once a plaster or splint has been fitted. It provides clinical guidance, helpful tips and exercise demonstrations.
Upper Limb Casts
An upper limb cast is a hard covering that stabilises and immobilises either your wrist or elbow and sometimes both at the same time.
Lower Limb Casts
A lower limb cast is a hard covering that stabilises and immobilises either your ankle or knee and sometimes both at the same time.
Weight bearing with Crutches and Zimmers / Walking Frame
Please read the information on this page carefully as it is important that you use your crutches safely and correctly to avoid any delay in your recovery.
Our team of Orthopaedic Practitioners are trained and they specialise in, the application of plaster casts and splints.
In Gloucestershire, we have plaster rooms at Cheltenham General Hospital (St Pauls block) 0300 422 3148 & Gloucestershire Royal Hospital (Main Atrium / Waiting Area C) 0300 422 8411 and you may be treated on either site.
Our teams strive to offer you the best support and advice that you will need during your care, ensuring we are kept up to date with the best practice. We aim to care for patients with respect and compassion and actively listen to meet their needs to the very best of our ability.
Find out more about the care of your cast here