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What will happen during my visit to out patients?

1. If you have a problem with your bones or joints your doctor might ask the Paediatric Orthopaedic Surgeons, who are also known as "Bone Doctors", to see you in a clinic.  You will come to meet us and we will have a chat with you and your family and have a look at your joint of area that is causing you problems. 

It is often a good idea to wear something that is easy to take off so we can have a good look at you.  It is a good idea to bring some shorts, especially if we are going to be looking at your legs and a crop top if we are looking at your back.


2. Sometimes we need to order special tests that help us find out what is wrong.  We may send you for a special picture called a radiograph or X-RAY which shows us your bones - you can find more about this here.

Sometimes we need to arrange tests which will not be performed on the day and you will need to come back to the hospital on a separate visit.  Tests such as these include a scan called a ultrasound (the same one used to scan babies in mummy's tums).  This test is useful for looking at the soft tissues and also can be performed dynamically, with movement.  If we need further information regarding the soft tissue and bones, we may order an MRI scan or CT scan.  


3. Ask Questions - Before you come to visit us, sit down with your family and discuss what questions you might want to ask us.  Then write them down and go through them at the end of our meeting 


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