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Why does my baby need to wear the brace? Your baby has been diagnosed with hip dysplasia, which means that your baby’s hip is either underdeveloped, unstable or can be relocated from a dislocated position. This is a relatively common condition, happening in around 4 in 1000 babies. It is more...

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What is pectus carinatum? Pectus carinatum (also known as pigeon chest) is a condition in which the breastbone (sternum) of the chest sticks out. This happens because several ribs and the breastbone grow abnormally. Whilst a child is still growing this can be corrected with a pectus brace. What is a...

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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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The bracing service at Sheffield Children’s Hospital aims to get the best results possible. Bracing is a commitment for you and your family, and we understand how difficult it is to wear a full-time brace. Growth makes the scoliosis curves get bigger, so bracing will continue until you stop...

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Why do I need a brace? A brace reduces the chance of the scoliosis curve getting bigger and needing surgery. Will the brace work? There is excellent scientific evidence that full-time braces reduce the risk of people going on to need surgery. The brace doesn’t work for everyone but is more likely...

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