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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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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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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’ nail that we also use (Please see separate information sheet). Below shows an example of a girl who had her right thigh bone lengthened using...

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This resource has been made to help you remember the exercises your therapist taught and practiced with you. The exercises should be done slowly and smoothly. You may feel some discomfort while doing these exercises after your surgery or injury. If pain limits your ability to do your exercises, then...

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This resource has been made to help you remember the exercises your therapist taught and practiced with you. The exercises should be done slowly and smoothly. You may feel some discomfort while doing these exercises after your surgery or injury. If pain limits your ability to do your exercises, then...

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This resource has been made to help you remember the exercises your therapist taught and practiced with you. The exercises should be done slowly and smoothly. You may feel some discomfort while doing these exercises after your surgery or injury. If pain limits your ability to do your exercises, then...

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Unfortunately, waiting times have increased due to the COVID-19 social distancing restrictions necessary on the hospital site and because, during the pandemic, we have been providing extra support to other hospitals in the region. As a result, the number of patients we would normally see has been...

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What is a hip arthroscopy? Hip arthroscopy, also known as ‘hip scope’, is a minimally invasive surgical procedure. It is used to diagnose and treat problems inside the hip using a small camera called an arthroscope. Why am I having a hip arthroscopy? This procedure allows the orthopaedic...

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What is epiphysiodesis? Epiphysiodesis is a surgical technique that is used to correct differences in bone length. When one leg is longer than the other the technique is used to control the growth of the longer limb. It is a small surgery that uses either metal plates, screws, or drilling. Doing...

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What is hemi-epiphysiodesis? Hemi-epiphysiodesis is a surgical technique that is used to gradually correct an angular deformity of a long bone, for example knock knees. It is a small surgical procedure that uses either metal plates, screws, or staples. An example of a metal plate can be seen in the...

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What is a slipped capital femoral epiphysis? A slipped capital femoral epiphysis (SCFE) or ‘slip’ is a serious hip problem where the ball of the hip falls off the thigh bone in a child, a bit like an ice cream slipping off its cone. It often happens slowly over several months and can be...

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What is a periacetabular osteotomy (PAO)? The hip joint is a ‘ball and socket’ joint, which is quite self explanatory. A periacetabular osteotomy (PAO) is a complex surgery which is only performed in specialised centres, and allows the surgeon to position the hip socket where it is...

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