The California Hip Orthosis is the latest innovation from Orthomerica, the world leader in hip orthosis designs to prevent dislocation.  The California Hip Orthosis was created to facilitate the best pelvic and thigh control and minimize the bulk of conventional hip orthoses for patients at risk to dislocate.


    Comfortable, total-contact reinforced mesh pelvic component based on the

      popular California Compression Orthosis supports the back and aligns

      pelvis and hip joint


    Universal pelvic, thigh and hip joint components reduce inventory and

      make stocking all sizes more cost efficient


    Hip joint settings provide a strong flexion/extension stop with mild,

      adjustable resistance to adduction


    Comfortable mesh thigh component


    Patient-adjustable compression to increase comfort during activities of daily living


    Abduction wedge regulates the clearance of the hip joint over the trochanter

      and incision site


    Four adjustable sizes: S,M to XL


    Lightweight, low profile components are easier to wear under clothing to facilitate

      patient compliance and wearing time






California   Hip Orthosis

The pelvic and thigh components of the California Hip Orthosis contour precisely to the patient’s shape to create an intimate fit. The adjustable compression from the Compound Closure System eases back strain while providing fixation for hip joint alignment and control.


Clinical Indications

    Post-op revision patients who have undergone a surgical procedure and need an orthosis until the component is integrated and soft tissue heals


    Adult patients with CVA, spinal cord injuries or head trauma can benefit from the California Hip with bilateral thigh cuffs to widen the base of support in standing and sitting


    Patients who have been non-compliant with rigid plastic hip orthosis


    Patients whose cognitive function impairs their ability to follow hip precautions


    Patients with weak hip abductors who need a kinesthetic cue and positioning to prevent dislocation


    Elderly patients confined to bed who are at risk for dislocation







    Severely unstable hips that need significant control of adduction may require a more restrictive orthosis,

       e.g.  Newport® 3 or Newport® 4


    Patients with two or more previous dislocations may benefit more from a rigid plastic Newport® hip system


    Hip replacement patients with poor alignment of the pelvis/acetabulum


    Patients requiring a KAFO attachment may need a more rigid pelvic band to enhance control of internal/external

      rotation and adduction/abduction







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