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What is a spica cast?
A spica cast (also called a hip spica cast or body cast) immobilizes the hips and thighs so that bones or tendons can heal properly. It's usually put on in surgery while the child is sleeping.
This web site is designed to assist parents of children in spica casts with suggestions from parents who have experience with a child in this type of cast.
We offer tips and suggestions to make your next several months as comfortable and easy as possible.
These are ideas, and tricks that we came up with to make our lives and that of our daughters easier.
We hope these suggestions are helpful if you find yourself in the situation of your child needing to be in a Spica Cast.
What to expect?
Unfortunately we spent an unexpected week in traction to further assist the surgical procedure.
Car Seats That Fit Spica Casts
One mom with a baby under 1 year contacted us and because of the shape of her sons cast he would not fit into a regular car seat. She purchased a suitable car seat, "The Spelcast Car Seat" from: http://www.mobility-solutions.com it was Approxiamtely $300. This was in June 2005, she is willing to sell this seat post cast, so contact her at velouria789@yahoo.com directly in the fall if interested in the purchase.
DISCLAIMER: WE ARE NOT DOCTORS OR MEMBERS OF THE MEDICAL PROFFESSION. WE ARE JUST PARENTS WHO THOUGHT THIS INFORMATION MAY BE HELPFUL TO OTHER PARENTS GOING THROUGH SIMILAR EXPERIENCES. WE DO NOT OFFER ANY MEDICAL ADVICE WHAT SO EVER ON THIS SITE. THIS SITE IS FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY. PLEASE CONSULT A PHYSICIAN IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS OR CONCERNS. WE ARE NOT AFFILIATED WITH SINAI HOSPITAL IN ANY WAY EXCEPT THAT WE WERE PATIENTS THERE.
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