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Wheaton Hip Abduction Orthosis

Wheaton Brace SKU: WHipAbduct
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Short Description

  • Ensures correct positioning of the hip socket.
  • Available in a fixed or adjustable model.
  • Made of durable low density polyethylene material.

Wheaton Hip Abduction Orthosis


The Wheaton Hip Abduction Orthosis keeps infants hips flexed at 90 degrees and is available in a fixed version that is pre-set at 60 degrees abduction or an adjustable version that allows you to select from 40 - 80 degrees abduction. The product is comprised of a non-absorbent (easy to clean) closed cell foam, the Wheaton Hip Abduction brace uses a thin but rigid lightweight polypropylene spreader bar to secure the hips in the correct abduction. The brace is easy to put on and take off by using its hook and loop closures. Touch closures allow for easy-on and off. Adjustable model can be set from 40 to 80° abduction. Non-adjustable model is fixed at 60° abduction.

Wheaton Hip Abduction Orthosis Features:

  • Fixed or Adjustable versions available for desired abduction control.
  • Extremely lightweight yet sturdy.
  • Rigid areas are backed by foam for skin-friendly comfort.
  • Made of durable, lightweight low density polyethylene material.
  • Available in five sizes for a perfect fit - see sizing chart tab.

Types Of Wheaton Hip Abduction Orthosis Available:

  • Model L1650 (Adjustable from 40 - 80° Abduction)
  • Model L1660 (Non-adjustable 60° Abduction - fixed)

How is this product used? In many instances, the doctors protocol will have an infant with hip dysplasia wear a Wheaton Pavlik Harness for a period of time and then based on the Xray results, the pediatrician may recommend transitioning into a Wheaton Hip Abduction Orthosis (if the socket isn't deep enough yet), For newborns, the ball part of the hip joint is cartilage, but generally by 4 months old the ball has become bone. Sometimes the development from ball to bone is delayed for several months. Doctors want to be sure that the socket is correct to avoid other problems down the road.

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  • Lower extremity disabilities where hip abduction is beneficial.
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