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I am a polio survivor which primarily affected my left leg and hip. Muscle wasting and atrophy is extensive in the affected area. I am 66 years old and contracted the disease at 3. I am currently experiencing hip pain probably from overuse, but I have had this condition when I was in my 20s from overuse. I use a long leg brace and I modified it by inserting an strong plastic arm/wrist support from another procedure at the top of the brace on my left hip. The result was that when I walked it seemed like I was sitting when my weight shifted with each step. In other words the hip drop and corresponding tendon stress was avoided. Has anyone ever used a long leg brace that prevents the hip from dropping. The plastic I used eventually broke from the stress but it was never attached and affected nothing else. Before I try another similar modification I would like to ask if anyone else has a bracing solution for the hip drop common in polios.
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