Child Correction Orthotics
Dynamic hip brace for congenital hip dysplasia:
In scientific research* the influence of the muscles on the development of the hip joint has been proven. Mostly, the braces designed for treatment of hip dysplasia are static, placing the hips in an abducted, exorotated and anteflexed position. Immobilization of a joint always has negative effects as contractures, diminished circulation and deterioration of muscles.
In order to involve the muscle development on the hip and avoid the negative results of immobilization, the dynamic brace was developed.
The brace places the hips in the same position as the static braces, but the child can move the hip against resistance. Thus training the muscles, allowing normal development of movements as crawling, sitting up and walking, while having the predominant position to help the hip develop normally. The results with this brace have been remarkable good.
* (Relative muscle dysplasia and congenital dislocation of the hip and hip dysplasia: a computer model study of the force direction of the muscles acting on the hip joint during the pre- and postnatal periods)
Dynamic antivirus brace: (Click here for a PowerPoint presentation)
Bowlegs, or tibia vara is a deformity that children with Morbus Blount* develop. Treatment often is done with braces or plaster. The braces currently available are static, mostly only used at night. Results are often poor, due to the fact that during the daily weight bearing, no correction occurs. Operation, sometimes several during growth, may be necessary. With the dynamic braces, developed by Sentro Orto-Fisiko Korsou, the braces are worn 24/7, while allowing normal movement of the knees and legs. The child has a normal development, while correcting the bowlegs in 9 months to a year.
The images below give an impression of how we help our smaller patients with correction orthotics.