Risser, Mehta and Pantaloon casts are part of the treatment to correct your child's spinal problem. The casts look like this:

Risser (left), Mehta (center) and Plantoon casts.

Risser (left), Mehta (center) and Pantaloon casts.

  • In a Risser or Mehta cast, you may sit and walk.
  • In a Pantaloon cast you may or may not be able to walk depending on where the cast begins and ends.

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.