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Trochanteric girdle to prevent hip dislocation in standing. Suggestion from the field

date: 1988 Feb;68(2):226-7.
author:Ruys EC1.
publication: Phys Ther


This article describes the use of a trochanteric girdle on a child with acetabular dysplasia to prevent hip displacement during weight-bearing. The patient was a boy 12 years of age with hypotonic athetosis and such severe acetabular dysplasia that his hips dislocated laterally with the slightest adduction beyond neutral. The patient’s hips subluxated proximally with weight-bearing or joint compression with only 20 degrees of abduction.