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... 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)
... 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)
... 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)

... casting is done by putting casts(serial) on legs(for the foot, ankle, help with hamstrings, calves), arms(for the forearm, hand, etc...), wherever it is needed to help stretch that part of the body(the muscles, tendons, etc....). Sometimes botox is applied before and then casts are put on (to help stretch those muscles because botox numbs, relaxes, paralyzes those... (10 replies)
... My son had is first casting without botox at about 16 months. ... (10 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)
Serial casting
Dec 5, 2003
... HEN the tendon as much as possible. Weights, exercise etc... At this point that doesnt seem to be making it any stronger, but he is using those parts of his body on a daily basis. ... (15 replies)
Serial casting
Jan 6, 2004
... Amgfos, I endured so many "experimental" surgeries and so much physical thearpy between the ages of 5 and 17 that I could just scream, even now! While it is important to stretch and exercise the joints and muscles, it's especially important to do this while your bones and muscles are still growing. After they stop, I'm sorry to say, that's about it for mobility and posture... (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)
... s both of my legs, and my right arm. I have issues with balance, but I can walk independently to some extent, like if I know my destination and what I can hold on to when I get there. ... (6 replies)
... We started realizing 2 years ago that something was going on with my daughter's legs. She was tripping and falling all the time. ... (4 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)
... So i don't know if any of you remember my last post about serial casting, i haven't been on here in a while. Well, after my last visit to my ortho Friday, it's almost official I will need serial casting. ... (3 replies)
... hey connersmummy just a quick message my son is now 5 and he has mild form to they did serial casting to help with getting him flat and they did two rounds of botox and the second round they did casting with it..... ... (23 replies)
... I do not know why I had to undergo serial casting. I also had an operation when I was 15 on my heelchords and hamstrings and wore skintight plaster toe to groin leg casts. Again I don't know exactly why my legs were casted. ... (3 replies)
... It sounds like you are on the right path with your appointment in October. ... (4 replies)
Hip Surgery
Jan 13, 2008
... be alot worse. We are also very close family and I think thing's like this will either bond your family closer or tear it apart. TJ loves life and never dwell's on what he can't do and has a very loving personality. He handle's his disability with a happy attitude he just complain's about wearing his afo's. ... (4 replies)
Hip Surgery
Jan 13, 2008
... Mine started walking independently in July of 2007. It was only a few steps on his own. His walking started taking off when he was about 3 years 2 months old. ... (4 replies)
... known orthopedist, thinks kids like this should not be operated on until the crouching is well underway, since you can really only do the hamstrings once. ... (9 replies)

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