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Body Cast (Hip Spica): Caring for Your Child's Cast [English] Permalink Public

A hip spica is a special type of cast that helps keep hip joints and/or the thigh in place. Audio available. Your child may need a hip spica or body cast in the following situations: to keep the ends of a broken bone (fracture) together so they can heal correctly to prevent a body part from moving after a surgery to correct a deformity like club foot or a hip displacement (English)


Body Location:
  • Bones, Joints, and Muscles,
  • Multiple Systems
Diagnosis and Therapy:
  • Symptoms
Disorders and Conditions:
  • Injuries and Wounds,
  • Bone and Joint Diseases and Disorder
  • Penis,
  • meatus
  • Children and Youth
  • Maternal Infant Child Youth
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June 27, 2011
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