Flashcards in Braces, Supports, Taping Deck (30)
What are the two names for scoliosis braces termed based on location?
TLSO - thoraco lumbo sacral orthosis and CTLSO - cervico thoraco lumbo sacral orthosis
What are the other names for the TLSO brace for scoliosis?
Boston brace, under arm brace
How long are the Boston and Milwaukee braces worn per day?
At least 23 hours
What is another name for the CTLSO brace for scoliosis?
Which scoliosis brace is for the thoracic spine?
Which scoliosis brace is only used during the sleeping hours?
Charleston Bending Brace
The Charleston Bending Brace is molding to the patient in which position to give added pressure?
What is the Jewett brace primarily used for?
Bracing for spinal fractures
Bracing for spinal fractures put the patient into what position primarily?
What type of brace is used by pregnant and postpartum females with SI joint pain?
What should we advise our patients to do if using lumbar supports?
Use suspenders to PREVENT injury
What are some of the risks associated with lumbar supports?
Higher BP and heart rate, worse mechanics for lifting, increased intra-abdominal pressure
What should we advise patients who wish to use lumbar supports?
TEMPORARY use, cardiovascular risk, education on mechanics and fitness
What is a big concern with knee braces?
Slows hamstring reflexes
What can help the slowed hamstring reflexes seen with knee braces?
Although knee braces may not protect from injury completely, it does provide protection from what kind of impact?
What are neoprene sleeves used for?
Keep muscles and joints warm, improve proprioception
Are neoprene sleeves effective for injury prevention, too?
What type of brace is used for Osgood Schlatter's Disease and epicondylitis of the elbow?
Cho-Pat (compresses tendon against bone)
What movements are prevented and which are allowed with an ankle stirrup?
Prevented = inversion/eversion
Allowed = flexion/extension
What kinds of braces are used for plantar fasciitis?
Thermoskin or passive night splint, Strassburg sock
What has research on cervicals pillows shown?
Positive results on pain, mixed results on disability
What is the name for the rigid brace used to prevent motion of the neck while providing slight distraction?
Soft cervical collars primarily limit what movements?
What part of a wrist brace cocks the wrist into either a splint, neutral, or flexed position?
What are the indications for a wrist brace?
Carpal tunnel or sprains
What is the nickname for the soft cervical collar?
What is the purpose of kinesiotape?
Prevent overuse/contraction of muscles and facilitates lymph flow
How can kinesiotape help with a URI?
Aiding in cervical chain lymphatic drainage