Introduction

Planned Operations for Children (0-16 years old) with Orthopaedic Conditions affecting the Lower Limb from hips to toes


There is a lot that we still do not know about treatment options for children who present with bone and joint conditions affecting the lower limb: which children are best treated with surgery, what is the best operation to do, at what stage the operations are advised, and how best to ensure a good recovery.
If you are (or have been) a patient, parent/carer or a clinician, you can help to ensure that research in this area addresses important areas of uncertainty. You can use this questionnaire to tell us of any unanswered questions that have affected you.
  • If you/your child (or someone you care for) are affected by lower limb orthopaedic problems and have had, or are considering an operation, your help is needed in this survey in order to identify uncertainties and prioritise research aims. 
  • If you are a health care professional involved in the management of children with lower limb orthopaedic problems requiring surgical treatment your help is needed in this survey in order to identify uncertainties and prioritise research aims.
  • If you have questions and suggestions about improving the surgical management for lower limb orthopaedic problems that you would like answered by research, please complete the survey.