Please see also the NHS website: Broken arm or wrist.

Important: if you are a patient at the Great Western Hospital and have a query, please ignore the contact details shown at the end of the video and contact us directly (please see below).

How to remove a backslab cast

How to remove a soft cast

Distal radius injury

Please see Outpatient physiotherapy: Hand therapy.

Further information

Please see also General advice.


Please contact the department/hospital where you were treated.


These videos are part of the Virtual Fracture Clinic provided by the Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust, and are reproduced here with their kind permission.