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Pavlik Harness 



Pavlik HarnessThe Pavlik Harness is a brace design utilizing an anterior strapping system to obtain 90 degrees or more of hip flexion and the posterior strapping system to control abduction.

 

The design was first developed in 1944 by the Czechoslovakian orthopaedic surgeon, Arnold Pavlik.

 

The Pavlik harness is used to treat hip dysplasia.  The hips are held in a position of controlled flexion and abduction.

 

ASSOCIATED CONDITIONS

 

§          Hip Dysplasia

§          Congenital Hip Dislocation

 

WEARING PROTOCOL

 

Your physician will provide specific instructions, but normally, the brace is worn 24/7 and removed only for bathing.

 

DON AND DOFF INSTRUCTIONS

 

§          Manufacturing instructions are normally given with the brace.

§          Abduct (spread) the child’s legs and apply the booties to the feet.

§          Bring the harness over the shoulder and attach straps to the attachment on the booties.

 

CARE

 

Do not put the bootie part of the brace in the dryer.

 

SUGGESTIONS

 

Use an ink mark on tape to mark area on straps after fitting harness to insure when the harness is reapplied, it will be in the correct position.

 

Diaper changes can be done without removing the harness.



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