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What is Abductor pillow? 

An Abduction Pillow helps prevent the hips from moving out of the joint. It is ideal for patients who have undergone hip surgery or are recovering from hip fractures. An abduction pillow immobilizes a patient's legs and keeps them at a stable and secure level.  Rehab Store offers a wide range of abductor pillows from leading manufacturers like Span America, Patterson Medical/Performance Health, Geneva Healthcare, Otto Bock, and many others.  

What does hip Abduction do? 

After hip surgery, your doctors may suggest you use an abduction pillow, the hip abduction works efficiently on your hips and hip joints. Some of the benefits of using abductor pillow- 

  • It helps in keeping your hip straight in bed 
  • A hip pillow prevents turning your hip in and away from the body 
  • It is ideal for post-operative leg immobilization 
  • It helps in providing supportive leg abduction 
  • Helps in post-surgery hip recovery  
  • An abduction pillow helps in holding the hip in one position 

Hip abduction exercises for hip replacement recovery 

The recovery process after the hip surgery is a crucial part, it depends upon the patient and their condition. There are many things that affects the recovery process like the patient’s age, fitness, condition of their joints, and their regular activities. Hip replacement recovery can be easier and quicker with some hip abduction exercises. Here are some of the abductor muscle exercises that move your hip joints and result in quick recovery- 

  • Sit straight and slowly move your foot up and down to pump ankles 
  • Rotate your ankles by moving your ankle inward and then outward 
  • Lay down in a sleeping position, straighten your legs, and slide your one foot towards the hips by bending your knees and keeping your heels on the bed 
  • While lying down tighten your buttock muscles for around five seconds and loosen the muscles 
  • Slide your legs apart as far as you can and get it back 
  • Tighten your thigh muscles and release it in 5-10 seconds 
  • While standing, lift your leg up to your waist and slowly put it down 
  • Stand straight, move your leg outside, and get it back 

Buying guide for abductor pillow 

1. Fabric of the abduction pillow 

Pillows are used to provide comfort be it neck pillows, orthopedic pillows, abduction pillows, or any other kind of pillow. Abduction pillow needs to be made of soft material or else it can be very uncomfortable while using.  

2. Size of abduction pillow 

The hip abduction pillow is used to support the hip joints and it comes in various sizes to be used by everybody, hip abduction can be required for obese people also, make sure to buy the correct size of the pillow according to the patient and their needs. 

What more should I know about a hip abduction pillow?

1. Skin Care

Take care of your skin as your doctor tells you. Loosen the straps of the pillow every 2 to 4 hours and check your skin for any red or sore spots. You can wash your skin around the pillow with soap and water. Your doctor might give you powders or lotions to prevent skin problems.

2. Exercise

Do the exercises your doctor recommends. You may need to take off the pillow for some exercises. Wiggle your toes every hour to prevent blood clots and improve blood flow in your legs. This helps keep your hip strong and moving.

3. Position Changes

Change your position every 2 hours. Your doctor will show you how to safely roll from side to side. This prevents bed sores on your buttocks or tailbone and helps with healing. Before you move, make sure the pillow is strapped to your thighs and ankles.

4. Pillow Usage

Wear the hip abduction pillow in bed as your doctor says. Your doctor will let you know when it's okay to take it off.

FAQs About Abductor Pillow 

1. How long should you use an abduction pillow? 

There cannot be any definitive answer to this. It depends on person to person. Some people may need an abduction pillow for a few weeks, while others may need it for several months depending on their medical condition. 

2. What is the best sleeping position after hip replacement surgery? 

The best position to sleep after hip replacement is on your back with an abductor pillow between the legs. Make sure to avoid crossing your ankles or legs to protect your replaced hip while sleeping. 

3. How to use a wedge pillow for hip pain? 

In order to use a wedge pillow, you need to follow these steps- 

  • Set up your chair to have your knees and hips at 90 degrees  
  • Then place the cushion on top  
  • This automatically lifts the hips to be just higher than the knees 
  • It allows the hips to open up and the pelvis to sit in a more supported and relaxed position. 

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Where to buy a hip abduction pillow Online? 

The abduction Pillow is used to secure the legs properly in the abduction and prevent dislocation of the hips. Rehab Store offers a wide range of abduction pillows and wedge pillows that keep the legs at a stable and secure level from top-selling manufacturers like Danmar Products Inc., Deroyal, Drive Medical, and others. 

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