SERIAL CASTING

Serial casting is utilized by physical therapists with the goal of slightly stretching the muscles and slowly moving the joint a little closer to the correct position. This is done through a process that involves applying and removing a series of lightweight casts on an arm or leg every one to two weeks. Each time, the angle of the cast is changed in order to achieve the correct position of the joint. 

Serial casting can be completed by completely removing the cast and replacing with with a new cast, or "wedging", which is cutting out a section of the cast to change the angle and then re-wrapping it.