Broke my forearm during a fight, should I remove my long arm cast?

Hello, i broke my forearm during a fight and luckily my bones didn’t move or anything it was a simple fracture..they call it nightstick fracture so ive been wearing long arm cast for 34 days and my doctor is out of town for 2 weeks and i also have the saw they use to remove it..should i just go ahead and let someone do it? Is 34 days enough..im 19 y/o male

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Dr Mahaveer
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Dr Mahaveer

hi
ideally it should be 40 days before you get the cast removed. you can get a xray now to see if the bone is united and then get the plaster removed if the xray confirms that the bone is united .
just removing the plaster cast blindly could be risky
thanks

Dr. Ayman Darrag
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Dr. Ayman Darrag
Hi,,, It seems that the fracture is healing well with over 70% healing but it is still not complete healing which means you need to wait for another week and increase your calcium intake in order to accelerate healing your bone… It is advised not to remove the cast by your own and wait until your doctor or another doctor remove it… try to move your fingers in the full Range of motion and avoid odema and swelling by raising your arm above your heart level.and pump your hand (open and close it) fists. after one week i think it… Read more »
shw12
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shw12

HI
ITS A MONTH ALREADY. YOU CAN REMOVE IT. BUT AVOID DOING STRENOUS ACTIVITIES BY THAT HAND FOR ABOUT 15 DAYS TILL THE BROKEN BONE REGAINS ITS ORIGINAL STRENGTH AGAIN. USE COMPRESSION BANDAGE

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