spica cast

spica cast

a cast of layers overlapping in a V pattern, covering two body parts greatly different in size, as the hip and waist, thumb and wrist, etc.

spica cast

an orthopedic cast applied to immobilize part or all of the trunk of the body and part or all of one or more extremities. It is used to treat various fractures, such as of the hip and the femur, and to correct or maintain the correction of hip deformities. Kinds of spica casts are bilateral long-leg spica cast, one-and-a-half spica cast, shoulder spica cast, and unilateral long-leg spica cast. See also cast.

SPICA cast

Orthopedic surgery A body cast that fits over both legs, encasing the lower body from the nipple line down

spi·ca cast

(spī'kă kast)
1. Successive strips of material applied to the body and the first part of a limb, or to the hand and a finger, which overlap slightly in a V to resemble an ear of grain.
2. Special type of cast used to immobilize the hip. Usually extends from the midthorax to below the knee. The hip is immobilized in abduction.
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She was subsequently in a spica cast, which is a full body cast, for three months followed by six months in a hip abduction brace.
Eva is raising money for DDH UK, a hip dysplasia charity, after she was diagnosed with developmental dysplasia of the hip and spent weeks in a spica cast.
Comparison of titanium elastic nails with traction and spica cast to treat femoral fractures in children.
The wrist was immobilized in a below-elbow molded POP thumb spica cast.
Reduction was cheeked by flouroscopy and hip spica cast applied while the operated joint immobilized in the reduced position.
Stephen will be in a spica cast for six weeks following the procedure (to) avoid further deformities such as pelvic obliquity and developing spinal scoliosis.
After surgery a Spica Cast is used to keep the hips aligned in the proper position while the tissue around the hip joint heals.
The patient was treated by immobilization of the thumb in a spica cast for 4 weeks.
Encourage your patient to stop using any form of tobacco, and keep them in a thumb spica cast a minimum of 6 weeks followed by 6 weeks of range of motion with a splint.
Lisa's family suffered another trauma when her 38-year-old sister Annmarie's baby daughter, Millie, then 18 months old, fractured her femur and had to be placed in a hip spica cast.