Your child has been placed in a Petrie cast to keep the ball of the femur (the thigh bone) in the hip socket. Your child will adjust to the position shortly and.
Petrie Casts for Children & Young Adults. Petrie casts treat hip problems by keeping legs spread far apart while healing. Learn how to care for your child.
Although the Petrie cast still has a role in the short-term treatment of LCPD before and during the reossification stage, available data does not.
Differentiated from adult osteonecrosis by its ability to heal and remodel . (may exacerbate symptoms), muscle lengthenings, Petrie casting.
See: Pediatric Femoral Frx Menu - Discussion: timing: Immediate single-leg spica cast for pediatric femoral diaphysis fractures.