Hip spica cast

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A hip spica cast helps to keep the hip joint in place after surgery. Learn why a child needs a hip spica cast and how the cast is applied.

Key points

  • A hip spica is a special type of cast that helps keep hip joint in place for healing after surgery.
  • A doctor or orthopaedic technologist will apply a cast made of fibreglass or a combination of plaster of Paris and fibreglass.
Last updated: October 17th 2022