After Cast Removal

It will take time for the child to readjust after the cast is removed. The visit to hospital will be shorter than the initial visit. Removal involves the plaster saw which is loud and frightening but harmless to the child. The skin will be dry and scaly after the cast comes off.

While the parent may look forward to giving the child a good scrub in the bath, the idea of getting into water may scare the child initally. It may take a few attempts before the child is happy to get into the water.

It will feel strange for the child to move the legs after remaining in the one position for several weeks. The muscles will be weaker and thinner. A child that was not walking before the cast was applied will be slow to walk. The doctor usually issues instructions for walking and mobility. This may involve a physiotherapist.

Spica Casts