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Casts, Surgical

"Casts, Surgical" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

Dressings made of fiberglass, plastic, or bandage impregnated with plaster of paris used for immobilization of various parts of the body in cases of fractures, dislocations, and infected wounds. In comparison with plaster casts, casts made of fiberglass or plastic are lightweight, radiolucent, able to withstand moisture, and less rigid.


This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Casts, Surgical" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Casts, Surgical" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 95 publications over 26 distinct years, with a maximum of 9 publications in 2017
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Funded by the NIH National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences through its Clinical and Translational Science Awards Program, grant number UL1TR002541.