How to function in a body cast after surgery : LUSENET : About Joints : One Thread

Hello, my name is Becky and my son is 14 years old and just diagnosed with bilateral acetabular dysplasia. The doctor who made the diagnosis has gave us an opinion for a different surgery for each side one was a Chiari/Shelf and the other was a Osteotomy. He said that both surgeries "may" be able to be performed at the same time. He has advised us that my son will be in a body cast from his chest to his toes for appx. 4-7 weeks. Has anyone else been immobilized for this length of time, if so what were your problems & solutions during that time. Also, if anyone has any specific advise for deciding on the best possible surgeon for the procedure, I would greatly appreciate it. Thank you.

-- Becky Campillo (, November 30, 2004

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