Wheaton Pavlik Harness
Wheaton-Pavlik™ Harness is meticulously constructed
to conform to prescribed orthopedic standards. It is
used to treat hip dysplasia by holding the hips in a
position of controlled flexion and abduction. Unlike
a cast, the harness does not rigidly immobilize the
hips, but allows movement in a controlled manner. This
allows the head of the femur to deeply mold the acetabulum,
stabilizing the hip.
patient’s comfort is assured with the soft inner
lining of the halter. Hook-and-loop fasteners allow
for rapid and secure adjustment. Without bulky buckles,
the child is comfortable in any position, and all adjustments
to front and back straps can be made while the child
is laying on his or her back. Color-coded straps help
parents to avoid misapplication. A specially-designed
anti-slip footpiece prevents the foot from slipping
out of the harness.
Wheaton Pavlik Harness: A Guide for Parents.