The Wheaton Pavlik Harness
The 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.
The 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.