Futuristic Cast 21 Innovative waterproof casts bring bone-setting into the future By: Ash-har QuraishiPosted at 12:58 PM, Dec 03, 2020 and last updated 2:07 PM, Dec 03, 2020 CHICAGO, Ill. – A futuristic innovation is changing the way doctors set broken bones. A startup company called Cast21 has created a new type of cast that completely overhauls its plaster and fiberglass predecessors. It takes just minutes to put on and lets patients enjoy an active life, even allowing them to swim and shower with it. A couple of weeks ago, 12-year-old Jett Karrick took a hard fall during a basketball game. “He went over and stopped himself with his left hand and he ended up having a bicortical radius fracture,” said his father Tony. A trip to the emergency room put him in a traditional fiberglass cast, but he was instantly unhappy.
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