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About the Rheumatology department

The Rheumatology department at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) is the largest paediatric rheumatology department in the UK. We are a pioneering centre for research into musculoskeletal conditions. 

PLEASE NOTE in the light of the current coronavirus (COVID-19) situation, the Rheumatology team has created a handy guidance FAQ document available below:

Coronavirus (COVID-19) – information for children, young people and families from the Rheumatology team (259.4 KB)

Total calvarial remodelling

Total calvarial remodelling is used to correct an abnormal head shape. It also enlarges the space within the skull to allow the brain to grow and develop. This page from Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) explains about the operation total calvarial remodelling and how to prepare your child for surgery as well as what to expect in hospital afterwards.

Fronto-orbital remodelling

Fronto-orbital remodelling is an operation to reshape the bones at the front of the skull and above the eye sockets to correct an abnormal head shape. It also enlarges the space within the skull to allow the brain to grow and develop and is used to treat craniofacial disorders. This page from Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) explains how to prepare your child for surgery as well as what to expect in hospital afterwards.

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