Lightweight orthosis designed to control hip sub-luxation in children with cerebral palsy. It may also be useful in situations when a scissoring gait affects the functional ambulation and in which hip dysplasia leads to muscle imbalances. S.W.A.S.H. orthosis assures a variable abduction during flexion providing sufficient help all day, when sitting, standing, walking or crawling.
Designed to patients with low control of the spine. The uprights are of 6 mm for size 1, and of 7 mm diameter for sizes 2, 3 and 4. Uprights of 115º or 123º.
Fonctioning: When fitting the orthosis the hip is stabilized preventing any excessive abduction and internal rotation. The joint sets assure that in the moment of hip flexion, the leg is guided to abduction (reducing the risk of scissoring gait and broaden the base of support, helping to keep the balance on straight position.
Cerebral palsy, with scissoring gait or instability when sitting by excess abduction, hip sub-luxation.
|Sizes||Waist (cm)||Thigh (cm)|
|1||40 – 46,5||21 – 25|
|2||46 – 55||25 – 29|
|3||54 – 63||29 – 33|
|4||62 – 72||33 – 38|
* Waist perimeter and child thigh.