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 Dr. Tabaie and patient in a cast

Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine

Cast Care Instructions

 Dr. Tabaie and patient in a cast

If your child is wearing a cast, it is very important to take proper care of it to minimize the risk of skin irritations and infection.

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For more information about our cast care instructions, please call our orthopaedic nurses at 202-476-7120 between 7:30 a.m. - 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. If it is after hours, please call 202-476-5000 to speak with the orthopaedic resident on-call.

Caring for Your Child's Cast

Keep It Dry


Skin Care

When to Get Help