Abduction pillow (AP) is used to immobilize legs after total hip replacement surgery to accelerate the recovery and healing process.
Post-operative management of patients having undergone total hip arthroplasty or hemiarthroplasty is to prevent early dislocation of the hip.
AP is used to prevent adduction. Adduction generally increases the risk of dislocation of the hip. Pillows are used to immobilize the legs after surgery to facilitate and accelerate the healing process.