Kyphosis is one of the most common diseases of the spine as a form of the back in the area of the thoracic spine (“round back”). In higher-grade kyphoses, special TLSO trunk orthoses (braces) are very effective and straighten the spine.
Orthopedic technology galore! Jenny Schmid and Dino Gallo provide an outlook 2020 on developments at Ortholutions and in the OT industry.
The year 2019 is coming to an end and we can look back on a section full of interesting encounters, new experiences and knowledge. Given the multitude of experiences in the business areas in which Ortholutions is active, we did an interview with Jenny Schmid and Dino Gallo, both CEO and founders of the company.
During the scoliosis treatment, the treatment team – orthopedic technicians, physiotherapists and MDs – as well as scoliosis patients and their families are responsible. It is important that all knowledge about fit and function of a scoliosis orthosis and control appointments are followed.
A corset shirt made of functional fibers is worn under the scoliosis corset to protect the skin, because for scoliosis patients constantly good skin climate is important.
To treat high thoracic (double- / triple-major) scoliosis, there are various technical and therapeutic approaches. Derived from physiotherapy exercises, Ortholutions developed the D-modifier component for the Original RSC® Brace.
In Germany, there are approximately 1,100 to 1,400 Scapula Alata patients each year. The shoulder disease almost exclusively affects adults. The treatment method is successful in combination of saBrace corset and physiotherapy.
Determining the Cobb angle using the scoliometer is a useful technique for reducing significantly the X-ray exposure to scoliosis patients.
A common question in the treatment of various forms of scoliosis is: How is the musculature affected by wearing a brace?
The Risser sign was developed by Joseph Risser in scoliosis therapy as a diagnostic tool for determining bone maturity with an X-ray. The different stages give conclusions about the expected skeletal growth.