Clinical Photograph of Blister Following Plaster Cast

Clinical Photograph of Blister Following Plaster Cast

A tight cast can lead to many complications of plaster. Blisters are one of these complications. Blisters are formed due to fluid accumulations in the epidermal layer of the skin. This fluid cushions the tissue underneath, protecting it from further damage.

Some injuries like upper end tibia are associated more with blister formation perse and extra care should be maintained in such fractures.

Sometimes the blisters are localized whereas other times it might be extensive.

Following is a photograph of blster formation in leg following a cast application. The patient presented with pain and burning sensation on the leg which was not responding to any measure and drug.

The plaster cast was bivalved and skin was found to have many a blisters. The patient was put on the traction and blisters were allowed to heal under supervision.

This photograph of blister was taken in the healing stage of blisters. The fluid of the blisters has dried and there is blackish discoloration of the skin over the leg.


Photograph of blister

The picture in example is of leg of 18 years old boy. The fracture healed uneventfully and blisters also healed leaving no residual issue.

To avoid and minimize such issues, casts should be applied properly  and plaster care should be done.

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