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6Aftercare Sarmiento cast

Change of casts

Change casts at 4-to-6-week intervals, depending on the stability of the fracture. Stable fracture patterns and those that gain stability early may be converted to a Sarmiento cast or fracture-brace as early as 4 weeks. Protect tibial fractures for at least 12 weeks. The average healing time is 16–24 weeks. Fracture instability after 24 weeks is considered a delayed union.

This x-ray was taken at 6 months post injury.