The Scottish Rite Orthosis was developed in 1971 at the Scottish Rite Hospital for Crippled Children in Atlanta, Georgia and became most popular for treatment of Legg-Calve-Perthes disease which is avascular necrosis of the proximal femoral head resulting from compromise of the tenuous blood supply to the area.
The brace consists of plastic thigh cuffs and hip joints with thrust bearing capabilities in the joints.
The Scottish Rite orthosis maintains the femur abducted and internally rotated so that the femoral head is held well inside the rounded portion of the acetabulum while allowing free knee motion. The brace extends from the hip to just above the knee, bilaterally.
Your child’s physician will determine the number of hours each day to wear the brace.
DON AND DOFF INSTRUCTIONS
§ The brace should be placed on a stable and firm surface in the upright position.
§ The child should sit down into the brace.
§ Secure the pelvic band snugly.
§ Place the thighs into the thigh cuff making sure the child can bend their knees.
§ Tighten all straps to a snug position.
§ Wear clothing under the brace
§ Clean the brace with a water dampened cloth wiping the inside of the brace. Do not submerge the brace in water. Dry completely.
§ With a different cloth, dampen with rubbing alcohol wiping out the inside of the brace once again. This prevents odor.