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

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The Paediatric Lower Limb Surgery group is proud to report that through your help our initial survey collected an impressive 964 questions over a period of 9 weeks in the early months of 2018. All of your questions have been thoroughly examined by the members of our steering group (made of parents, patients, and all categories of healthcare professionals) and have been refined to a final 76 research questions. The steering group, helped and supported by patient charities and healthcare services, is now working towards prioritising these questions to bring to our final workshop on November 17th. 

Questions which were agreed to be outside the scope for this project have been forwarded to our partner charities and the James Lind Alliance.


 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?
  • When is surgery advised?
  • How is a good recovery ensured?


This James Lind Alliance Priority Setting Partnership process brings patients, carers and clinicians to work together to:

  • Identify unanswered questions
  • Prioritise research questions
  • Produce a ‘top ten’ list of agreed research priorities


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