Hip abduction braces
Hip abduction braces are used to prevent excessive hip flexion and to abduct the hip (positions the leg away from the midline of the body). These braces are used following a hip dislocation to provide stability to the injured joint or as a preventative measure if a patient is at risk of hip dislocations. Hip abduction braces can also be used as an offloading brace due to the adjustment of joint angle which occurs during use.
What are the indications for use of a hip abduction brace?
There are many indications for using a hip abduction brace. These include:
- Risk of hip dislocation/ joint instability
- Post dislocation care
- Hip pain
If you are unsure if you would be suitable for a hip abduction brace please contact us to discuss.
What conditions are hip abduction braces often used for?
Hip abduction braces are often used for the following conditions:
- Hip dysplasia
- Postoperative care
- Arthritis of the hip
- Inoperable hip abnormalities
This list of conditions is not exhaustive. If you are unsure if you would be suitable for a hip abduction brace please contact us to discuss.
What are the benefits of a hip abduction brace?
There are many benefits that come from using a hip abduction brace. These include:
- Adjustable devices able to provide individualised support
- Prevention leg migration
- Aids with posture
- Improves leg positioning
- Reduce pain
- Improve mobility
- Improve joint stability
There are many benefits using a hip abduction brace to find out more please contact us to discuss.
What types of hip abduction braces are available?
There is a large range of hip abduction braces available including:
- Dynacox Evolution