Risser, Mehta and Pantaloon casts are part of the treatment to correct your child's spinal problem. The casts look like this:
- In a Risser, or Mehta, cast, you may sit and walk.
- In a Pantaloon cast, your hips will not move, so you will not be able to sit or walk.
These casts are made from either Plaster of Paris or synthetic materials. The doctor will decide which type of cast is best for your care. Inform healthcare professionals if your child has a latex allergy.