Our Plaster Room service provides treatment across a broad spectrum of patients. Working predominantly with the Orthopaedic and Emergency Department, it provides specialist treatment for chronic pain conditions, as well as stabilisation and management of acute trauma injuries. Support and stabilisation of injuries is predominantly achieved with rigid casting and orthotic devices.
Patients are internally referred to the service by a hospital consultant.
Tips for looking after a plaster cast:
- exercise any joints that aren't covered by the cast – such as your elbow, knee, fingers or toes – to help improve your circulation
- avoid getting small objects, powders and sprays inside your cast, as they could irritate your skin
- don't try to alter the length or position of your cast
- don't lift anything heavy or drive until the cast has been removed
- use crutches or a sling, as advised by your health professional
If you have any concerns about your plaster cast, you can also call NHS 111 for 24-hour advice.
Monday to Friday
9am to 5pm