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Most children are able to return to school after surgery and this is something we encourage to stop them from missing too much school time and minimise disruption to your child’s education. To make sure your child has a smooth return to school we would advise you to speak to your child’s ‘form...

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This resource has been designed to help you remember the exercises and advice the therapist went through with you whilst in hospital. Children and young people that have changes to their muscle tone and their functional abilities pre operatively will likely require greater input when having a spica...

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Why is this surgery be needed? Children and young people who have a movement disorder may have difficulty with standing and walking. The way in which their muscles work can be affected, causing tightness, weakness, and reduced control. Over time due to an imbalance of forces some children and young...

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This resource has been designed to help you remember the exercises and advice the therapist went through with you whilst in hospital. The exercises should be done slowly and smoothly. Some discomfort may be noted whilst doing these exercises after surgery. If pain is limiting doing the exercises,...

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What is hip surveillance? Hip surveillance are regular check-ups to monitor the position of a child’s hips. Sometimes a child’s hip can gradually move out of joint which can cause them problems. Hip surveillance aims to pick up on these problems early to allow appropriate management and...

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Children’s Orthopaedic surgery has many benefits but there is no certain way to predict the outcome of surgery or treatment. The following are some of the recognised complications and risks of any Orthopaedic treatment. There may be others but they are very rare. Complications related to the bone...

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Why is hip reconstruction surgery necessary? Children who have difficulty standing and walking are at increased risk of hip problems. The hip joint is made up of a ball and a socket. Reduced standing and walking can lead to the shape of the hip developing differently increasing the risk of the ball...

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This resource has been designed to help you remember the exercises and advice the therapist went through with you whilst in hospital. The exercises should be done slowly and smoothly. Some discomfort may be noted whilst doing these exercises after surgery. If pain is limiting doing the exercises,...

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Why does my child need hamstring lengthening surgery? Hamstring lengthening surgery can help get your child’s knees straighter. When the hamstring muscles at the back of the leg become tight children can lose the ability to fully straighten their knees. This tightness can develop due to overactive...

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This resource has been designed to help you remember the exercises and advice the therapist went through with you whilst in hospital. The exercises should be done slowly and smoothly. Your child may have some discomfort whilst doing these exercises after surgery. If pain is limiting doing the...

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This resource has been designed to help you remember the exercises your therapist went through with you whilst in hospital. The exercises should be done slowly and smoothly. Some discomfort may be noted whilst doing these exercises after your surgery. If pain is limiting doing the exercises, then...

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Why does my child need adductor muscle surgery? When a child develops tightness in the muscles on the inside of the legs they will struggle taking their legs out to the side. These muscles are called the adductor muscles. The tightness can cause the legs to cross over making standing, walking,...

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Why does my child need foot reconstruction surgery? A child who has difficulty with movement may have changes to how their muscles work. These changes can create an imbalance of forces leading to altered resting, standing and walking patterns which place uneven forces on bones and joints. These...

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This resource has been designed to help you remember the exercises and advice your therapist went through with you whilst in hospital. The exercises should be done slowly and smoothly. Your child may have some pain and discomfort doing these exercises after your surgery. If pain is limiting doing...

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Why does my child need calf lengthening surgery? The calf muscles, at the back of the lower leg can become tight. This tightness can develop due to a combination of factors including over activity in the muscles relating to your child’s condition, growth and poor compliance with splints. When the...

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This resource has been designed to help you remember the exercises the therapist went through with you whilst in hospital. The exercises should be done slowly and smoothly. Your child may have some pain and discomfort doing these exercises after surgery. If pain is limiting doing the exercises, then...

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