You have been fit with a Hip Orthosis as part of your treatment. Following use, remove your orthosis and inspect your skin. There may be some skin redness from pressure areas. Redness should not persist for more than 15 minutes after removal. Persistent redness can be a sign of excess pressure. If you experience numbness, tingling, color change, excessive itching, swelling, or if pain develops, please contact our office for adjustments immediately. Failure to do so could lead to blisters or open sores. Do not attempt to modify your orthosis.
The orthosis is designed to support your hip and limit the motion of your leg to allow healing and or prevent injury. You should wear the orthosis 24 hours each day unless otherwise instructed by your doctor. Removal of the orthosis should be done only with your doctor’s authorization. If it is approved, your hip must be immobilized during the procedure. Remove the orthosis. Your orthosis or lining can be cleaned with a wash cloth and mild soapy water. If your orthosis has a removable liner it can be hand washed with a mild detergent, thoroughly rinsed and air dried. Make sure all soap residue is removed and the orthosis is completely dry before re-applying. You may use a hair dryer on cool to help the drying process. Make certain the orthosis is reapplied properly, with all straps secured snugly.
Make sure you are comfortable with how to properly put on and take off your orthosis.
Please inspect your orthosis daily for any signs of wear including cracking, loose parts, or decreased effectiveness of the orthosis and call our office as needed. Ensure you follow your doctor’s instructions for wear and usage.