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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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.
Three days after this, he was transitioned to a hip spica cast.
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.
I learnt how to apply plaster of paris, and I think I could still apply a hip spica cast.
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.
After two weeks immobilization with a thumb spica cast, the patient started the range of motion exercise of the wrist and the physical exercise.
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.
Go to the doctor a few days later and get diagnosed with a non-displaced scaphoid fracture which has a recommended treatment of six weeks with a long arm thumb spica cast, followed by a short arm thumb spica cast for an additional six weeks.
Fractures involving the thumb metacarpal shaft and base (distal to the joint surface) are treated in a thumb spica cast after reduction.
He developed a technique for manipulating the hip in young children under light anesthesia, and holding them in a plaster spica cast in abduction and external rotation as they matured.