Frejka pillow

Frejka pillow
a type of soft hip abduction orthosis consisting of a pillow wedged between the thighs of an infant to abduct the thighs and correct hip dislocation occurring in developmental dysplasia of the hip. Called also Frejka pillow splint.

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