Caring for your child's hip spica cast

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A hip spica cast extends from the chest to below the knees. Learn how to care for your child's hip spica cast.

Key points

  • If your child has a hip spica cast, be careful not to get it wet.
  • Turn your child every four to six hours during the night. You may turn them from side to side or from stomach to back.
  • Check the colour, feeling and movement of your child's limbs regularly and if you find any consistent changes, or if you have any other concerns, contact your doctor.
Last updated: October 17th 2022