Pavlik harness


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harness

 [har´nes]
a support device used to immobilize a body part or hold it in position.
Pavlik harness a device used correct hip dislocations in infants with developmental dysplasia of the hip, consisting of a set of straps that hold the hips in flexion and abduction.

Pavlik harness

Pediatrics orthopedics The gold standard device used in infants < 6 months for managing hip dysplasia Functions The PV promotes hip flexion and abduction by prohibiting hip extension or adduction, while allowing some kicking and movement. See Abduction therapy, Developmental dysplasia of the hip, Spica cast.

Pavlik harness

(pŏv′lĭk)
A device used to stabilize the hip in neonates with congenital hip dislocation.
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van Royen, "Prolonged treatment with the Pavlik harness in infants with developmental dysplasia of the hip," Journal of Bone Joint Surgery-British, vol.
Cooke, "Staged weaning versus immediate cessation of Pavlik harness treatment for developmental dysplasia of the hip," Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics B, vol.
(1994) Brachial plexus palsy as a complication of Pavlik harness use.
(2011) Femoral nerve palsy in Pavlik harness treatment for developmental dysplasia of the hip.
Therapy consists of using a Pavlik harness, traction, casting or a combination of these methods.
If not, then the baby is fitted with a Pavlik harness. The baby may need to wear the harness 24 hours a day.
If the physician chooses to use a Pavlik harness, it is placed after the work-up is complete with the aid of oral or intravenous pain medication.