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What are heel pressure sores? Heel pressure sores are a big problem after a surgery or any situation where a child is unable to move about in bed. They can affect the lower back, heels, and toes. Lying still for too long causes pressure on the bone of the heel or any bony contact point…...

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What is a hip distractor? Children may have articulated hip distractions for conditions such as Perthes disease or Avascular Necrosis of the hip. The distractor moves the hip joint to encourage it to remodel. One type of hip distraction fixator is without the night time extension strut. It is...

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What is Developmental dysplasia of the hip (DDH)? Developmental dysplasia of the hip (DDH) is when the ball-shaped part of the end of the thighbone and the socket do not fit correctly together. There are varying levels of hip dysplasia, from mild to severe. If the ball (femoral head) is not held...

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What is developmental dysplasia of the hip (DDH)? Developmental dysplasia of the hip (DDH) is when the ball-shaped part of the end of the thighbone and the socket do not fit correctly together. There are varying levels of hip dysplasia, from mild to severe. If the ball (femoral head) is not held...

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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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What is an EOS? The EOS scanner is a special piece of X-ray equipment that takes images of you while you are stood up. This means your bones can be imaged while you are in your usual posture, instead of lying down. The EOS scanner can take much larger pictures than normal X-ray cameras which...

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How do the frames work? To help limb correction to take place, the metal frame is attached around your child’s limb. This is done by passing metal pins through the skin, muscle and bone. At the same time a break is made in the bone. Once the frame is in place, the broken bone can… Continue...

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What are ‘K’ wires? Kirschner wires (or ‘K’ wires) are used to: secure and maintain the position of broken bones or when bent bones are straightened stay in place until new bone around the fracture site begins to form. The time this takes is different for each child. ‘K’ wires...

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This resource is aimed at children aged 7 to 12 years old but may be found useful by anyone who is undergoing limb reconstruction surgery themselves or who knows somebody who is. It can be used to help you look at how you feel about the surgery and give you some ideas to help you… Continue...

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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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Positioning and seating The hip spica cast will finish just above waist level. This means that your child will be uncomfortable or unable to sit on an ordinary chair. A great alternative is to sit your child on a beanbag as you will be able to mould the beanbag to fit your child’s cast,...

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The ‘FITBONE ® Nail’ is a very clever metal rod that is inserted into a bone and used to lengthen it. It is similar to the precice limb lengthening. Below shows an example of a girl who had her right thigh bone lengthened using a FITBONE nail.            ...

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The ‘Precice Nail’ is a very clever metal rod that is inserted into a bone and used to lengthen it. It is similar to FITBONE nail. The Surgeon will make a surgical break (osteotomy) in the bone and insert the nail. You are not allowed to fully walk on the operated leg until the...

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This resource has been designed to help you remember the exercises your therapist taught and practised with you. The exercises should be done slowly and smoothly. You might feel some discomfort whilst doing these exercises after your surgery or injury. If pain limits your ability to do your...

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