There is a lot of swelling near the cast. (Some swelling is normal.)
You have a new fever.
There is drainage or a bad smell coming from the cast.
Your foot or hand is cool or pale or changes color.
You have trouble moving your fingers or toes.
You have symptoms of a blood clot in your arm or leg. (This is called a deep vein thrombosis.) Symptoms may include:
Pain in the arm, calf, back of the knee, thigh, or groin.
Redness and swelling in the arm, leg, or groin.
Watch closely for changes in your health, and be sure to
contact your doctor if:
The cast is breaking apart.
You are not getting better as expected.
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