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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:


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:


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:


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:


Unloader Hip

The Unloader Hip made by Ossur is designed to reduce pain for those with osteoarthritis (mild to moderate). The brace works by reducing the load on the affected side by decreasing the internal rotation and adduction moment at the hip. The Unloader Hip is fully adjustable so can be altered to find the perfect fit for each user.

DMO Shorts

DMO shorts are designed to help with pelvic stability, lower limb function. Through the use of compression fabric and reinforced panelling the shorts realign the legs, reduce unwanted rotation of the hip join and improve muscle function.

Hip Abduction orthoses

Hip abduction orthoses help to maintain good alignment of the legs, preventing the crossing of legs/knees and increasing stability when standing and sitting. A hip abduction brace can also provide stability support to those at risk of hip dislocation.

What is the process to be receive a hip brace?

The process to receive a hip brace would be:


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.


DMO Shorts

DMO shorts/ leggings are a dynamic fabric device designed to re-align the legs and activate muscles to encourage the correct posture. They work by using dynamic fabric with specifically located panelling to provide structure, support and stimulation. DMO shorts/ leggings aim to improve lower limb function (including the pelvis) through the unique neuro-sensory system.

What are the indications for use of DMO Shorts/ leggings?

There are many indications for using DMO shorts/ leggings. These include:


If you are unsure if you would be suitable for DMO shorts/ leggings please contact us to discuss.

What conditions are DMO Shorts/ leegings often used for?

DMO shorts can be used for the following conditions


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

What are the benefits of DMO Shorts?

There are many benefits that come from using DMO Shorts. These include:


There are many benefits using DMO shorts to find out more please contact us to discuss.

What is the process to be recieve DMO shorts?

The process to receive DMO shorts would be:


DMO shorts are custom made to your measurements and specifications. Your orthotist will complete an assessment, observing your ability and needs for the device. They will also take a series of measurements. Using the information gathered they will then discuss the need for and location of reinforcement panels. The completed assessment will then be submitted to the manufacturer for your bespoke shorts to be made. On completion you will meet with your orthotist to ensure the fit is perfect and the shorts are comfortable.


Hip Abduction Brace

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:


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:


  • 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:


    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

    The Dynacox Evolution is a modular brace which has a large range of adjustability. The brace provides support through the use of both an orthosis and a bandage. This combination provides compression of the pelvis, control of the range of motion a the hip joint (in particular flexion) and containment of the hip joint thus preventing further dislocation.

    Newport 3 Hip System

    The Newport 3 Hip System is designed for users who require a high level of support and control of their hip joint. This is due to the large range of adjustability within the brace in all directions of motion. The Newport 3 Hip System uses a unique fastening system which enables easy donning and doffing.

    Hiptric

    The Hiptric brace is suitable for those with any level of instability of the hip joint. It has a low profile design so can be easily worn underneath clothing if desired. The Hiptric works by applying an abduction force to the affected side via a series of pads, a waist and a thigh band. The device also has a range of motion restriction which enables the device to be used throughout rehabilitation.

    S.W.A.S.H Brace

    A classic hip adbuction brace that can be used on children for sitting and standing.The brace is minimalistic and effective in reduce hip dislocations for numerous conditions.

    DMO Night Time Positioning Shorts

    Lyrca shorts are forgiving enough for children to tolerate wearing them at night. The shorts have an element of rigidity either side of the legs running above the hips to hold the legs in an abducted position preventing hip dislocations.

    What is the process to be receive a hip abduction brace?

    The process to receive a hip abduction brace would be:


    Hip abduction braces available in a range of stock sizes and also have some adjustability within sizes. Your orthotist will therefore need to undertake a full assessment to select the correct device and size suitable for your needs. The assessment will involve looking at your range of movement at your hip joint, discussing your needs and wants from the orthoses as well as taking a series of measurements. Once your orthotist has selected an appropriate device you will be advised upon wearing instructions.


    Unloader Hip Brace

    The Unloader Hip is designed to be used in the treatment of hip osteoarthritis. Using a series of pulley style straps the Unloader Hip providing abduction and external rotation of the hip joint. This consequently relieves the affected area reducing pain, increasing stability and mobility.

    What conditions is the Unloader Hip often used for?

    The Unloader Hip brace is designed specifically for patients with hip osteoarthritis.

    If you are unsure if you would be suitable for an Unloader Hip please contact us to discuss.

    What are the benefits of the Unloader Hip?

    There are many benefits that come from using an Unloader Hip. These include:


    There are many benefits using an Unloader Hip to find out more please contact us to discuss.

    What is the process to be receive an Unloader Hip?

    The process to receive an Unloader Hip would be:


    In order to establish whether you are suitable for an Unloader Hip your orthotist will discuss with you your current OA status, the unloader is suitable for mild to moderate hip OA. If it is deemed appropriate your orthotist will take measurements specifically of your hip circumference, this will enable them to select the correct size. The Unloader Hip has a series of adjustments available which your orthotist will explain and set dependant on your needs.

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