Cushioned wedge placed between the legs of a patient to maintain proper positioning and prevent dislocation of the hip joint. It is used in patients with some congenital disorders of the hip and other conditions in which the patient is unduly prone to hip dislocation, and following surgeries such as total hip replacement.
Cushions that comfortably keeps legs in abduction and prevents hip rotation and spread hips to prevent rotation. This helps avoid bad positioning of bedridden persons and offers optimum positioning for pressure points, and rehabilitation.
While an abduction pillow will keep your legs and hip stabilised while you sleep, the straps shouldn’t be too tight as to restrict circulation or cause pain or too loose to allow movement that could re-injure the hip causing more pain.