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spica cast is a hard covering over the waist, hips, and legs that prevents
movement of the hips. A bar between the legs strengthens the cast. An opening
in the genital area allows normal urine and bowel elimination. A spica cast may
be used to keep the hip joint of a child with developmental dysplasia of the
hip (DDH) in the position for normal growth. Spica casts are usually worn for 2
to 3 months and cannot be removed during this time.
ByHealthwise StaffPrimary Medical ReviewerJohn Pope, MD - PediatricsSpecialist Medical ReviewerSusan C. Kim, MD - Pediatrics
Current as ofNovember 20, 2015
Current as of:
November 20, 2015
John Pope, MD - Pediatrics & Susan C. Kim, MD - Pediatrics
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