Introduction to hip braces
Hip Abduction Orthosis (hip brace)
A hip abduction orthosis or hip brace is a brace used to treat hip dysplasia in infants.
- Effectiveness of the hip abduction orthosis or hip brace is based on the principle of using the seated squat position with flexion in excess of 90° combined with moderate abduction.
- Reproducible hip flexion setting allows for adjustment using beaded cords and simple closures.
- Abduction can be adjusted using the spreader bar.
- Easy handling.
- A hip abduction orthosis or hip brace is used to treat hip dysplasia in infants (types IIa and IIb hips according to Graf).
- When monitored by an experienced orthopedist at frequent intervals, a hip abduction orthosis can also be used in cases of instable or decentered hips (types IIc and IId according to Graf).
Coxa Stable Hip Orthosis
A coxa stable hip orthosis is a brace that is used to stabilise the hip joint and restrict rotation.
- Modular design
- Multi-axial joint
- High stability
- Light weight
- Limitation of movement can be adjusted using multi-axial joint.
- Stabilises the hip joint.
- Restricts rotation.
- A coxa stable hip orthosis is used in the prevention and treatment of TEP loosening.
- A coxa stable hip orthosis is used to treat instability of the hip joint.
Post-operative hip braces
A post-operative hip brace stabilises the hip joint and restricts rotation.
Harder braces are used to stabilise the hip/pelvic area in such a way as to partially immobilise the hip/pelvic area. A post-operative hip brace is also suitable for post-surgery use.
Post-operative hip braces are available in a range of styles and sizes.
AK Suspension Belt
An AK suspension belt is used to stabilise the hip joint and to restrict rotation.
- Adjustable waistband.
- Customised fit.
- 3.2mm Tex neoprene provides maximum grip.
- Used in treatment of instability of the hip joint.
A pavlik harness is used to treat hip dysplasia in infants.
- A pavlik harness enables flexion of the hip joints with controlled medium abduction and is an ideal corrective measure for delayed development of the hip joint.