The mushroom-shaped window that identifies a Mehta cast is a vital key to your baby’s future health because:

  • It allows them to breathe normally and fully
  • It accommodates their developing heart, lungs and internal organs
  • The human body grows at an incredibly rapid rate during the first two years of life and MGGC casts are meant to work WITH this growth, never to impede it!

The widely trimmed, mushroom-shaped window is a chest expansion window that prevents chest wall
deformities caused by Risser style casts. Ribs are flexible prior to the age of two, and the rib flaps of this important opening prevent permanent rib flaring.
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