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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.

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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.


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This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Casts, Surgical" by people in this website by year, and whether "Casts, Surgical" was a major or minor topic of these publications.
Bar chart showing 15 publications over 11 distinct years, with a maximum of 3 publications in 1993 and 2009
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