Preparation Guide for a Successful Pin Removal Appointment
Bring a dose of pain medicine with you. Give it to your child while you are waiting.
The cast will be cut with a cast saw. This saw is just for cutting casts
and will not cut your skin.
X-Rays will be taken of the bone that was broken.
Pins will be removed. This does not take long. Most children say
that this does not hurt.
A splint will be placed for protection and comfort. In some cases
your cast may be used to make this splint.
ξ Wait times are different; bring something to do with you.
ξ Bring a comfort item if you would like. (blanket, bear)
ξ A child life specialist may be available to help distract your child. Ask your nurse to page one.
ξ Please call the Pediatric Orthopedic Clinic with any questions at (608) 263-6420.
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