Getting People Moving
Getting patients moving towards
their goals with a light-weight,
portable device that replicates
long axis hip traction at home.
Independent. Easy. Effective
Currently there are 18-24 million individuals in the United States suffering from some level of hip osteoarthritis. There are many signs and symptoms including loss of mobility, pain, weakness, loss of balance, de-conditioning, inability to exercise, increased pressure and pain in surrounding joints including lower back and knees, and an overall loss of normal daily function. Hip osteoarthritis is progressive through one’s life and oftentimes leads to a total hip replacement surgery. It is in the best interest of the individual to wait as long as possible before having this surgery. Reasons for delaying surgery include avoiding risks generally associated with surgery, advances in surgical technique and prosthetic implants, and trying to avoid the necessary revision surgery after 15-20 years.
The old model of treatment prior to surgery included taking narcotic and NSAID medications, trying to lose weight, using a cane, and waiting for it to become too painful to tolerate. There are newer, more advanced conservative treatments available today that combine manual therapy, therapeutic exercise, and home hip traction to target the signs and symptoms more specifically while reducing the need for medications. Read More
Benefits of Hip Traction
- Natural pain relief which may reduce need for some medications
- Improves mobility and range of motion
- Decreased pain improves exercise tolerance for strength, conditioning, and weight loss
- Increases Function and Greater Quality of Life
How the HipTrac™ Works
HipTrac™ is a pneumatic medical device that provides home hip traction in an easy to use, comfortable, and effective manner. It replicates manual long axis traction that would be provided to you in a clinic by a physical therapist, physician, or chiropractor. Watch HipTrac in use.
01 Hand Pump and Gauge
The hand pump adjusts the force of the traction delivered. The gauge indicates the amount of force being delivered to your hip. Watch it.
The binding is easy to put on and comfortably connects your leg to the HipTrac. It has a hook on the back that locks into one of the openings on the slide carriage. Watch it.
03 Slide Carriage
The slide carriage has multiple openings for which the binding hook locks into depending on your leg length. The slide carriage will move away from your body as you use the hand pump.
04 Support Legs
The support legs can be locked into 3 different angles of 10, 20, or 30 degrees of flexion depending on comfort and instruction by your health care provider.
05 Foam Pad
The foam pad is placed at the end of the HipTrac between your buttocks and the device. It takes the pressure off of your sit bone (ischial tuberosity) as you traction your hip.
Indications for Use
- Joint Stiffness
- Labral Pathology
- Loss of Mobility
- Muscle Tightness
- Pre-Surgical Conditions
- Compression Conditions
- Femoral Acetabular Impingement