- The Hessing orthosis is a rigid type. It comprises two parts: front and back, made of polyethylene and padded on the exterior area with a resistant material, and on the inside area with a comfortable fine material.
- The Velcro lateral and anterior adjusting and fastening system is very easy to use.
- The padded shoulder straps are fabricated from an elastic material that offers comfort.
- The back support is combining the semi-rigid orthosis effect with elastic bands, with the rigid orthosis compression, but at a much comfortable level.
- Indications: disc hernia, osteoporosis, spondyloarthrosis, spondylolysis with or without slip, traumatisms, spine degenerative pathology, chronic muscles pathologies, treatment of spine metastasis, hyper kyphosis, stenosis prevention for patients that spend most time on bed.
- Colour: beige
- Measurements: circumference of the basin
- Height: back area 51cm; front area 2(S) = 26cm; 3(M) = 27cm; 4(L) = 27cm; 5(XL) = 28.5cm
- (S) 80-90cm
- (M) 90-100cm
- (L) 100-110cm
- (XL) 110-120cm
INSTRUCTIONS FOR USE
In order to obtain a greater degree of therapeutic effectiveness in the different pathologies and to prolong the life and utility of the product, it is fundamental that the correct size adequate for each patient or user is chosen (enclosed in the packet is a diagram with all the sizes and the equivalent in centimetres). An excess compression can produce intolerance, therefore we recommend that the compression be regulated to an optimum degree.
- Sacrolumbar corset positioning: a). Introduce the Velcro strap through the fasteners without causing traction. b-c). Position the orthosis on the patient and seal using the zip located on the right side. d-e). First tighten the lower and then the upper regulation straps, until the required compression is obtained. f). In this manner, the orthosis is perfectly adjusted to the patient.
- Thoracic corset adaptation. Adaptation of the straps for the retropulsion of the shoulders. The thoracic-sacrolumbar orthosis is fitted with shoulder straps, the function of which is to provide shoulder retropulsion. The straps start at the intercostal area between the scapula and the armpit. When positioning, pass it over the back and under the armpit, thus supporting the shoulder on the front and upper section, and then return to the back, introducing it through the fastener located in the rear upper section of the orthosis. With the orthosis suspended from the shoulders, adapt the lower part of the lumbar thoracic orthosis as follows (see sacrolumbar corset positioning texts).
- Adjusting the straps: Once the lumbar area of the orthosis is adapted, adjust the shoulder straps which should crisscross over the back (forming an x), at T-6 and T-8 level, displacing them towards the sides in search of the anterior abdominal wall. Then tighten the shoulder straps with both hands and use the micro-fastener to attach them to the Velcro which covers the abdominal wall. The straps have an end micro-fastener for adaptation to different morphologies; whenever the length is excessive, cut using the marks which
- Adaptation plates: The orthosis has two thermoplastic plates, a lumbar plate and an abdominal plate, which should be introduced in the pockets located for this purpose on the rear face of the orthosis and on the abdominal skirt. The plates allow for small modifications or adaptations through moulding with a hot air pistol.
Recommendations for the daily regulation and positioning of the orthosis: a).In order to remove the orthosis, first release the lower and upper attachment straps. b). Then release the zip, completely opening the orthosis and allowing removal from the patient. c).For subsequent positioning, position the orthosis on the patient and proceed to close the zip. d). Proceed with the adjustment, first tightening the lower traction straps and then doing the same with the upper straps, until the required compression is obtained. The regulation should be made uniformly, pulling with both hands in an upward direction, ensuring there are no folds or creases. 5-Proceed to regulate as many times as necessary, ensuring that the straps maintain the same length.