WS03 - To Abduct or Not to Abduct?

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Friday, July 13, 2018 - 8:00am to 9:00am
Potomac Room III, Ballroom Level
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Children with Cerebral Palsy are at risk of hip subluxation. Children with this experience pain until it is corrected.  Prevention of subluxation would decrease surgeries and improve quality of life.  However, there have been few successful programs to prevent subluxation. Positioning the hips in abduction in standing when performed regularly, has been shown to maintain passive motion and potentially decrease subluxation. Some standers allow for positioning with hip abduction.  Practitioners need to know whether this positioning offers an advantage. This course will discuss the relevant research to help to guide participants to decide whether this positioning is advantageous or unnecessary.

Lauren Rosen, PT, MPT, MSMS, ATP/SMS