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On this page, you will find important information for children who have a cast.
Your arm or leg has been immobilized in a cast, which you’re going to have to wear for as long as your doctor deems necessary. The exact time depends on your age and the condition of the bone.
In order to assess how well your bone is healing, you’ll have to come back to the hospital regularly for x-rays.
Here are some important tips for making sure your arm or leg heals as quickly as possible.
Plaster casts dry in 24 to 48 hours.
Fibreglass casts dry in 3 to 5 hours.
Download the brochure Casts Wearer Guide