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Orthopaedics useful resources

Patient information leaflets

This page lists leaflets produced or used by our department. Each leaflet is reviewed at least every three years to make sure it is kept up to date.

Care and management of a plaster or fibreglass cast

Description
This leaflet explains about cast care and management for paediatric orthopaedic patients.

Care and management of an external fixator frame

Description
Information about fixator frames and how to look after them.

Caring for your child's orthopaedic wound at home

Description
Information about how to care for orthopaedic wounds at home.

Casting for a TLSO spinal brace

Description
This leaflet explains about casting for a TLSO spinal brace. TLSO stands for thoraco-lumbar spinal orthosis.

My TLSO spinal brace: a guide for patients

Description
A guide for children who have to wear a thoraco-lumbar spinal orthosis (TLSO) spinal brace.

Nerve blocks (regional anaesthesia) in limb surgery

Description
Nerve blocks (regional anaesthesia) are used in limb surgery to help with pain and recovery.

Orthopaedic pre-assessment clinic

Description
Information about what will happen during an orthopaedic pre-assessment appointment.

Pin site and frame care

Description
Information about how to look after the pin sites and an external fixator frame.

Preparing your skin before orthopaedic surgery using chlorhexidine gluconate skin cleanser

Description
This leaflet will answer your questions about how to prepare your skin before surgery.

Thoraco-lumbar spinal orthosis (TLSO): parents' guide

Description
Guide for parents and carers whose child needs to wear a TLSO spinal brace.

Virtual fracture clinic - buckle fractures

Description
This leaflet explains more about buckle fractures (torus) and the paediatric virtual fracture clinic.

Virtual fracture clinic - clavicle fractures

Description
This leaflet explains more about collarbone (clavicle) fractures and the paediatric virtual fracture clinic.

Virtual fracture clinic - soft tissue injuries to the ankle

Description
This leaflet explains more about soft tissue injuries to the ankle and the paediatric virtual fracture clinic.

Virtual fracture clinic - toe fracture

Description
This leaflet explains more about toe fractures and the paediatric virtual fracture clinic.

Useful websites

  • Spine Health– a US website with websites about spinal problems written by patients and medical professionals
  • Kid's Health: scoliosis– a website produced by The Nemours Foundation (an American children's health charity) providing information about scoliosis.
  • Scoliosis Association (UK)

     

     

More patient leaflets

For an A-Z list of all our patient information leaflets, please see the parents and visitors section.
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