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What are anorectal malformations? Anorectal malformations are birth defects where the anus and rectum (bottom) do not develop properly. They occur in an around 1 in 4,000 newborn babies and can range from mild to complex. What type of anorectal malformation does my baby have? Perineal fistula or...

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An Invotec resource about using otovent for glue ear.

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What is umbilical hernia? Umbilical (belly button) hernia is a defect or hole in the wall of the tummy at the belly button. This causes a bulge and sometimes the bowel or fat from inside the tummy can come up into the hernia through the belly button. What cause umbilical hernia? Umbilical hernia is...

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My plan My name is: After your discussion with the clinician today, we are not planning on seeing you again unless you decide you need to be seen. This means you are in control of when you want to be seen, instead of us seeing you when you are well. If you have any of… Continue Reading My...

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What is an MCUG? A micturating cystourethrogram (MCUG) is an X-ray scan that looks at the bladder, ureters (tubes that carry wee from the kidneys to the bladder), and urethra (wee tube leaving the bladder). We do the scan so that we can see what these structures look like and how the work. We...

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A pyeloplasty (kidney pelvis reconstruction) is an operation we do when your child has a blockage between the pelvis (main drainage area) and the ureter (the tube that joins the kidney and the bladder). For more information, please visit this infoKID resource. How do I know if my child has...

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What is urodynamics? Urodynamics is a test that gives us information about the layout or anatomy of the urinary tract but also gives us information about how it functions. It is a day procedure with no overnight stay. The test is in 2 parts: the filling and the emptying.  It has to be done...

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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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Chris uses Makaton and Widgit symbols to show us what happens when Rory goes for an operation.

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A resource created with Widgit of the journey of going for a daycase operation.

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What do I need to do before the operation? You will need to come into the hospital with your child and you will be asked to sign a consent form for this operation. What happens on the day of the operation? When you arrive at the hospital you will have the chance to talk about… Continue...

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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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What is an endoscopic third ventriculostomy (ETV)? An endoscopic third ventriculostomy (ETV) is an operation, done by our neurosurgical team, under a general anaesthetic. It treats some types of hydrocephalus by making a small hole in the bottom of the third ventricle to improve the flow of...

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What are prominent ears? Prominent ears are when the ears ‘stick out’. These photographs before and after surgery give an idea of what this means. How are they treated? Various different surgical procedures may be used to correct ears which ‘stick out’. This depends upon the...

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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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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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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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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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What is the tympanic membrane? The ‘tympanic membrane’ is the eardrum. It is a partition between the external ear canal and the middle ear. The middle ear is an air-filled space containing three important ear bones. Sound reaching the ear drum vibrates the ear bones and transfers the...

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Please note that there are 2 different types of skeletal survey exams. 1 type checks the bones for injuries, the other type checks bones for diseases. The following information covers skeletal surveys that check for injuries. What is a skeletal survey? A skeletal survey is an X-ray procedure where...

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What are the instructions for wound care and catheter care at home? Try to keep the dressing as clean and dry as possible. Don’t worry if it becomes soiled or smelly this is unavoidable, especially as your child will be on antibiotics and so may develop diarrhoea. If your child doesn’t wear a...

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We are the paediatric immunology and infectious diseases team at Sheffield Children’s hospital and will be following you and your new baby up, once they have been delivered at the Jessop wing at Sheffield Teaching Hospital (STH). What happens now? If you are not already taking some medicines for...

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