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Serial casting
Jan 6, 2004
... Serial Casting a "new torture" for the Millennium... ... (15 replies)
Serial casting
Jan 7, 2004
... d my child to have much greater benefits from his therapy, enabled him to increase his level of physical activity, and given him new enthusiasm for his therapy. Serial casting has done the same for other children, although that is not the long term therapy we will be pursuing with my child. ... (15 replies)
Serial casting
Dec 2, 2003
... The orthopedic surgeon recommended tendon lengthening through surgery, though not immediately. He'll probably undergo the surgery about 4 - 6 months from now. I'd appreciate hearing about your experiences with the surgery -- whether you found it significantly beneficial and how difficult or easy you found the experience to be. My boy's nine and is feeling some anxiety... (15 replies)

Serial casting
Dec 1, 2003
... My son has mild CP which affects his arm and leg on one side only. He has worn a brace on his leg, but as he grows it is less effective. He has received botox injections in the past, but these too don't seem adequate to let the PT get enough stretching of his muscles and tendons. ... (15 replies)
... and at the same time start the serial casting process. I'm hoping you can answer a few questions about Noah's experience as we try to decide what we should do... ... (2 replies)
... In reply to your post about casting for little ones, most of the people who work in the casting area will know how to deal with kids. ... (11 replies)
Botox injections
Oct 20, 2003
... does anyone have experience with botox injections and casting? ... (25 replies)
... What decided for you to put your son in casts? Was it a doctor that suggested it, or from other parents? My son as seen several doctors and I have never heard of casting. I myself brought up the botox, and found out that our hospital was doing it. The doctor put in the consulation to see the neurologist, and walllllllllllllllllaaaaaaaaaaaaaa, he got his first series of... (10 replies)
... We considered Botox for awhile, but my PT, who keeps up really well with research, said that they're finding that repetitive casting over time has the same effect as Botox and casting does. ... (2 replies)
... My son had is first casting without botox at about 16 months. ... (10 replies)
... had a casting on his 2 feet. And they were taken out on January 12. On that date the doctor told me that initially he was planning a serial casting but, after 5 weeks it seemed that it was not necessary for my son. ... (11 replies)
... Funnily enough, my son has such high tone and the botox doesnt show improvements in measurements but rather in functionality ie sitting to standing, walking independantly. ... (3 replies)
Jul 5, 2010
... Noah never had botox, but our PT told us that research has shown that a series of serial casting can have the same effects as Botox. Don't know the details of the research. Good luck! I think there are some older posts on Botox on this board. ... (3 replies)
... They use serial casting to lengthen spastic musculature. Sometimes this is a treatment done on its own or sometimes will be used in conjunction with botox injections. Thats all I really konw, my son has not been casted as yet. ... (10 replies)
... Thanks bsjones. As always we found your information very helpful. It looks like Kaitlyn will most likely have the SDR sometime next spring. We are now deciding whether to do the Botox, casts, or both. I feel like we are definitely equipped to ask more questions now that you've told us about Noah's experience. Thanks again! (2 replies)
Serial casting
Jan 4, 2004
... Hello Zagreus, Tendon lengthening has been around for a long time. I had 6 of them between the ages of 5 to 11. I am 53 years old. I walk using 2 canes and I am married. I'm a retired Computer Tech. I think you made a good decision. The stretching is good, but it will only do so much. And one other thing you should be aware of is that "mild" CP is still CP and it can be a... (15 replies)
Serial casting
Dec 7, 2003
... s involved. My son's been involved with therapy since the age of two and we've only recently reached a stage in his growth where therapy, stretching, braces and botox on their own aren't adequate. ... (15 replies)
... My son who is now 3 may be wearing serial casting in about 6 weeks or so. He will be getting botox in both of his legs, and then about a week later he will have leg casts that go from his groin to his feet. ... (3 replies)
... Mine has CP digplegia, and gets botox about 4 times a year. He doesn't get the serial casting because he has great range, and he is now ambulatory.... ... (4 replies)
... Our PT said that they should either Botox this time with the casting. ... (4 replies)

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