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IWK. Orthopaedic Clinic. Halifax, NS: IWK Health Centre , 2017.
Pamphlet Number
PL-0074
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The purpose of the hip spica cast is to guide the healing process of injured hip joints or fractured femurs by holding the leg in the correct position. The cast is made of plaster and is usually wrapped in fiberglass to provide an extra layer of strength.
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Corporate Author
IWK. Orthopaedic Clinic
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
IWK Health Centre
Date of Publication
2017
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Fracture Fixation
Fractures, Bone - rehabilitation
Hip Injuries - therapy
Subjects (LCSH)
Fractures--Treatment
Hip joint--Wounds and injuries--Treatment
Surgical plaster casts
Abstract
The purpose of the hip spica cast is to guide the healing process of injured hip joints or fractured femurs by holding the leg in the correct position. The cast is made of plaster and is usually wrapped in fiberglass to provide an extra layer of strength.
Responsibility
IWK Orthopaedic Clinic, Halifax, NS
Pamphlet Number
PL-0074
Zone
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