Hip braces

Hip braces

Hip braces can be used to provide support and relieve pain associated with the hip joint. There is a range of different hip braces available including those which offload the hip joint, restrict the movement at the hip joint or provide general support to the pelvis and hip joints.

What are the indications for use of a hip brace?

There are many indications for using a hip brace. These include:

  • Hip dislocation
  • Pre or post operative support
  • Instability of the hip joint

If you are unsure if you would be suitable for a hip brace please contact us to discuss.

What conditions are hip braces often used for?

Hip braces can be used for a variety of conditions including:

  • Osteoarthritis
  • Hip dysplasia
  • Stroke
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Multiple sclerosis

This list of conditions is not exhaustive. If you are unsure if you would be suitable for a hip brace please contact us to discuss.

What are the benefits of hip brace?

There are many benefits that come from using a hip brace. These include:

  • Increase pelvic stability
  • Reduced pain
  • Improved mobility
  • Adjustable support (with selected braces)
  • Adjustable range of movement (with selected braces)
  • Improved body and limb posture

There are many benefits using a hip brace to find out more please contact us to discuss.

What types of hip braces are available?

Types of hip braces that may be used include:

DMO shorts

DMO shorts or leggings are close fitting dynamic fabric orthotic devices which work to realign the legs and influence posture by activating muscles. The garments are custom made to ensure the specific panels are correctly located to provide maximum impact.

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Hip abduction braces

Abduction is movement away from the midline of the body. A hip abduction brace moves the hip and thigh in to an abducted position. This type of brace can be used to provide stability or support following a hip dislocation or as a preventative measure.

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Unloader hip braces

The Unloader Hip is an orthotic solution for the treatment of hip osteoarthritis. The brace is constructed to support the correct positioning of the leg and hip joint helping to reduce pain, increase stability and mobility. Find out more how Orthotics UK can provide the Unloader Hip to you.

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What is the process to be receive a hip brace?

The process to receive a hip brace would be:

  • Assessment
  • Measuring
  • Fitting
  • Review

There is a large range of hip braces available consequently your orthotist will need undertake an assessment with yourself to select the most appropriate device. This assessment will include observing your walking, assessing your range of movement as well as taking a series of measurements. Following this your orthotist will be able to identify the best device to support your needs.

How do I arrange an assessment for a hip brace?

To get in touch or arrange an appointment, you can call us at 0330 088 3949 or email office@orthotics.co.uk.

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