HIP ABDUCTION BRACE
A Hip Brace keeps your hips level so they can safely heal. Typically, a hip brace is called a hip abduction brace. It holds your thighbone safely in your hip socket. It can also keep hips and knees separated at a certain angle.
There are also hip-knee braces. A soft band or sleeve wraps around your thigh and connects to the hip part of the brace. A hip-knee brace aligns and supports both parts of your body.
The goal of a hip brace is to stabilize your hip and pelvic area after trauma. It can also:
Balance your walk
Limit range of motion
Act as a shock absorber
Align your hip, pelvis and knee
Redistribute pressure on your hip and pelvis