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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 fibre glass cast

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

Casting for a TLSO spinal brace

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

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

Preparing your skin before orthopaedic surgery using chlorhexidine gluconate skin cleanser

This leaflet aims to answer your questions about how to prepare your skin before surgery. The purpose of preparing your skin before surgery is to ensure that your skin is thoroughly cleansed to reduce the amount of bacteria that is normally found on the skin. This will reduce the risk of you developing an infection.

Skeletal dysplasia clinic

This leaflet explains more about the skeletal dysplasia clinic, held at Evelina London Children's Hospital.

Splinting – information for children and their parents and carers

This leaflet explains to children how to wear a splint, for patients using our community occupational therapy service and upper limb clinic.

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

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

Upper limb stretching programme

This leaflet offers advice on upper limb stretches for your child, following your appointment at the upper limb clinic with our community occupational therapy team.

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.

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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