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A Hip Abduction orthosis attaches around the waist and around the leg associated with the hip. The orthosis is useful in providing support for a wide range of hip related injuries, post surgery support and for a hip dislocation. It provides firm support and holds the femur in the hip socket. The orthosis is made of plastic with padding and Velcro to provide to have a snug fit. There is also a hinge near the hip to allow movement of the hip while keeping firm support.

At Colman, in addition to hip abduction orthosis, we offer a wide range of knee orthotics and braces and also more knee brace information. We also offer other lower body orthotics and foot orthotics. Our professionals want to help you live better, contact us and find out how we can help you!

Hip abduction orthosis

Here are some of the conditions that a hip abduction orthosis is used to help treat. But, this list is not comprehensive, make sure to contact us should you have any questions.

  • Hip dislocation
  • Hip fracture
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Post-operation
  • Post hip replacement surgery
  • Developmental hip dysplasia
  • Coxa valga

Main benefits of a hip abduction orthosis

A hip abduction orthosis goal is to provide firm stability for the hip joint. This is done by helping prevent the hip from overextending in any direction. It also helps by making sure the joint is stable while standing, sitting and laying down. While walking, the orthotic assists in keeping the hip, pelvis and knee aligned. It can also help when walking over uneven surfaces. Finally, the orthotic helps protect the hip and pelvis by providing shock absorption and helps resist external forces on the joint. The following conditions are also supported by a hip abduction orthosis.


Osteoarthritis is a condition characterized by the loss of tissue in the joints over time. In addition to the hips, this condition also affects the hands, knees, spines, feet and every joint in the body. Osteoarthritis in the hip, being one of the largest joints in the body, affects many of the actions people do in a day, from standing up, to bending over and even walking. A hip abduction orthosis is helpful for people suffering from osteoarthritis to help reduce pain and provide support to the hip joint. Also, it is useful to help recover from hip replacement surgery.

Hip Dysplasia

This condition is when the femoral head, the socket on the pelvis (also known as the acetabulum) is too shallow to fully support the femoral head which is the part of the femur that goes into the acetabulum. This condition affects women more often. A hip abduction orthosis can help support the hip joint and align the joint to the ideal position.

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Your First Visit

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Meeting your Specialist

Your first appointment will include an initial assessment and also a chance to meet your specialist and ask questions.

If you have a prescription from your doctor, be sure to bring it with you.

Be prepared to discuss your medical history and also talk about your goals and expectations. We will also complete a physical assessment and try out a variety of orthotics to see what best meets your needs.

Please dress comfortably and bring shorts. We may need to measure, cast or use 3D-scanning to customize your fit and maximize comfort.


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