April 25, 1966

That Good-Looking Cast

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Tarrytown, NY

JAMA. 1966;196(4):373. doi:10.1001/jama.1966.03100170115049

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To the Editor:—  As a personal sufferer from a broken bone in the foot requiring a cast recently, I was particularly interested in the letter by Dr. George Filinger (195:701, 1966) and the reply. I should like to comment that, while the answer given was excellent and technically correct to the best of my knowledge, it was addressed to a question that was not asked.Specifically, Dr. Filinger asked why hasn't some one developed a "light, strong, good-looking cast?" The looks of the cast which I had was not of concern to me, but the weight assuredly was. When I had a similar experience some years ago, the attending physician applied a walking cast of a light, sturdy plastic which was quite easy to handle. On the more recent occasion, when I asked about this type of cast, I was told that it was no longer in use because

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