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Your child has a condition that will be helped by resting his / her hips.
Resting the hip joint and muscles will be done by using skin traction, which eases the pressures that cause painful spasms and stiffness.
Some of this equipment may be sent home from the hospital with you. The rest is ordered by the hospital from a medical supply store. Here is a checklist of what you will need:
**Special boots may be used instead of elastic bandages.You may also need:
The supply company will set up the bed and traction frame. You will need to check the traction every day. It is not necessary to awake at night to check the traction.
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