August 16th 2009 -
4. To the doctor, the casting tape is more convenient for partial shaping enswathement due to its better flexibility. To the patients, the casting tape has low contractibility after drying, so it does not cause the tight and itchy symptoms of skin that plaster cast has when drying;
5. Casting tape needs only quite short time for hardening, 10 minutes for load-bearing, while plaster cast needs about 24 hours to for hardening and load-bearing. During the process of hardening, plaster has heat production response during crystallization, and the patient will feel burning sensation on the skin. But casting tape can avoid such side effects;
6. After solidification, casting tape is still fragile, so they may rupture when bearing too much weight or sudden external force again, and cause fractures after restoration. But casting tape avoids the shortcomings in order to effectively ensure the fixation effect.