Fixed abduction brace

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Learn about why your child might need a fixed abduction brace to treat developmental dysplasia of the hip, risks of the treatment, and how to care for your child in a fixed abduction brace.

Key points

  • The fixed abduction brace is a type of orthosis to help correct developmental dysplasia of the hip by keeping your baby's hip joints in the correct position.
  • Watch your baby for signs of skin irritation or a trapped nerve (femoral nerve palsy).
  • If you have any questions or concerns, call the orthopaedics team.
Last updated: October 17th 2022