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How are casts made to heal broken bones?

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When you break a bone, like an arm or a leg, a cast helps keep those bones steadily in place so they can heal. But how are casts made?

In this Maddie’s Do You Know? video, host Maddie Moate visits a hospital to see what layers of padding and bandages go into making a protective fiberglass cast.

She explains every step. This video is perfect for children who want to know more about how casts are made or who might be worried about getting a cast.

getting a cast put on
Updated video In the previously shared video, Moate revealed what a broken bone looks like with help from an x-ray and took a closer look at the fiberglass strands of the cast with her microscope camera.

Watch these related videos about bones and healing:
• Broken Wrist, a 1978 classic from Sesame Street
• How do wounds heal and how do scars form?
• Them Not-So-Dry Bones – Schoolhouse Rock
• How to make a bone model – BioMedical Art

Plus: More videos with Maddie Moate and this related idea: Shelter in 24hrs – Emergency Concrete-laced Canvas Tent.


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