Pediatric braces & orthopedic support - Children's orthotics
Choosing the right pediatric braces
When it comes to treating various conditions affecting children, choosing a well-fit pediatric brace is your best bet. No matter if you’re looking for a wrist brace for kids or an afo brace - you’ll find a number of great options in our catalogue, as well as their uses.
Pediatric braces and their uses
Pediatric braces are used for treating a number of conditions and injuries that affect children, and are grouped into three different categories. The first pediatric brace group primarily consists of braces which are used for treating sprains and dislocations of the joints, but can be used for treating injuries to the tendons or fractures. Certain models, such as the pediatric ankle brace or the pediatric knee brace can be worn prophylactically and even during regular activities and sports, if advised by an orthopedist or physiotherapist. Sometimes, a pediatric brace may even serve to protect a part of the body that has undergone surgery.
The second group of pediatric braces are worn in response to various congenital diseases - primarily genetic defects that cause abnormal development. In some cases, a pediatric brace is worn to improve the rehabilitation process, or prophylactically to prevent injury. This applies to children who have disorders that affect their balance or experience epilepsy. In such situations, a pediatric patella knee brace or an ankle brace for kids is recommended.
The third category of pediatric braces includes those that are used to treat malformations caused by improper skeletal ossification, as well as injuries during childbirth, incorrect body posture and poor health after birth. In this case, pediatric braces should be used for an extended period of time. Additionally, certain braces can speed up the recovery process after surgery.
What are the benefits of pediatric braces?
The benefits of wearing braces depends primarily on their type. For example, a pediatric ankle brace and those similar to it, help to reduce tension on the limbs and joints - allowing for improved regeneration. This kind of ankle brace for children usually includes some form of regulation, which ensures that the wearer doesn’t experience excessive tension. In some cases, such pediatric braces are worn to protect parts of the body that have been operated on.
Both an ankle brace and pediatric foot brace help to treat various conditions of the lower limbs, improve body posture and stabilize specific parts of the musculoskeletal system. For children with hip dysplasia, a pediatric hip abduction brace is recommended, which is specially designed to keep the hips in the right, physiological position. This kind of brace is also ideal in helping children who suffer from scoliosis, improving defects in posture posture, and helps to reduce spine curvature problems.
Some types of braces are designed to prevent deformations and injuries to the head. There are special braces, which are usually recommended for chronically ill children who are constantly in a laying-down position. This type of brace helps to correct the formation of the child’s skull, which not only prevents deformations, but also their effects - such as increased pressure inside the skull. They are also used to protect children with epilepsy or balance problems.
Which pediatric brace should you choose?
The most important thing in choosing a brace is to follow your doctor's instructions - only after a proper consultation will they be able recommend the right one, and whether it should include joint support or any other additional attributes that will help the child. Choosing the right size for a child’s brace is much simpler than for adults, as they don’t have that many adjustable elements. However, in the case of a pediatric neck brace or a foot brace for toddlers, it is sometimes necessary to measure the length or the circumference of the body part that requires the brace.
All of the orthopedic braces for children that we offer are made of safe and soft materials. Each brace is soft on the inside, in order to prevent irritation and abrasions on the children’s sensitive skin. One of these models in particular, is the Bort children's Osgood-Schlatter pediatric knee brace, which is by far the most comfortable knee brace in its class. Additionally, every brace is designed without any sharp elements that could cause injuries Another great reason for choosing from our wide collection of pediatric braces is that our models come in a wide range of colors - like the Orliman OPH101 soft head protection helmet for children.