date: 1988 Feb;68(2):226-7.
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.