Orthopedic cast

medical aid for the treatment of bone fractures
(Redirected from Plaster cast)

Orthopedic casts are casts made of plaster that cover a limb to hold a broken bone in place while it heals. Doctors use casts of fiberglass currently. In early times, people often used splints to help heal broken bones. It is thought that orthopedic casts came about from splints.