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Spinomed III
Back orthosis for vertebral extension in osteoporosis by Prof. Minne
 
 
 
Bone loss – also known as osteoporosis – is a metabolic disease in which more bone mass is destroyed than is being replaced. The bones become porous and lose substance and strength. This process often progresses unnoticed over a long period. The first bone fracture caused by the osteoporosis, for example a vertebral fracture, often occurs out of the blue. Osteoporosis is one of the ten most common diseases and is characterised by brittle bones, bent posture and decreasing height.

Since 2006, in addition to drug therapy and the recommendation of exercise and medical physiotherapy, the use of braces to straighten the spine have become a firm part of the guidelines of the German-speaking Association of Specialists in Osteology [Dachverband der Deutschsprachigen Osteologischen Fachgesellschaften] (DVO). Since July 2006, the wearing of a back orthosis has been recommended for the treatment of osteoporosis in cases where there is damage to the spine caused by vertebral fractures. Spinomed and Spinomed active(1) are the only back orthoses that have provided the scientific evidence required by the DVO.

In 2004 it was scientifically proven in a study(2) that the wearing of the Spinomed back orthosis prevented the development of a dowager’s hump by straightening the damaged vertebral column and strengthening the weakened back muscles.


Sources
(1) M. Pfeifer, L. Kohlwey, B. Begerow, H.W. Minne: The Orthoses Spinomed and Spinomed active Improve Posture, Trunk Muscle Strength, and Quality of Life in Postmenopausal Women with Spinal Osteoporosis: A Controlled, Randomized, and Prospective Clinical Trial. World Osteoporosis Congress of the International Osteoporosis Foundation (“IOF”) Toronto, Canada, June 2006; Poster P384MO

(2) M. Pfeifer, B. Begerow, H.W. Minne; Effects of a new spinal Orthosis on Posture, Trunk Strength and Quality of Life in Women with Postmenopausal Osteoporosis; Am J Phys Med Rehabil 2004; 83: Page 177-186
 
 
Indications
 
osteoporotic bone collapse in the thoracic and lumbar spine
juvenile Scheuermann's disease
hyperkyphosis with chronic back pain
 
Mode of action
 
Muscle Activation

The back brace is in contact with a large section of the spine. This allows a distribution of pressure over a large area. The adjustable strapping in the hip area stabilises the lumbar spine. In the shoulder area, the shoulders are held back by the tension of the straps. The chest muscles are extended and the extensor muscles of the back are strengthened.

Instead of a passive antalgic posture, the belt system and back support cause activation by triggering biofeedback which results in active muscle training and an upright position.
 


reduction of kyphosis from osteoporosis

increase in mobility by enhancing muscle strength

reduction of pain
 
Features
 
back support can be easily adjusted and can be individually adapted for each patient as the shape can be changed without heating

can be worn simply like a rucksack

light and easy to wear

back support vanishes into the cloth pocket

silicone naps on the inside of the hip-belt for extra grip

fixation belt for ideal fit

continuously adjustable middle belt
 
Product Benefits
 
Evidence based study* proves effectiveness

* The evidence based study of Spinomed was published in the "american journal of Physical Medicine & Rhebilitation edition March 2004.
 
SIZES
 
 
Size
 
Length (cm)
   
x-small
 
to 43
   
small
 
44 - 49
   
medium
 
50 - 55
   
large
 
56 - 61

measurement in cm: from the sacrum to just below C7 following the spinal curvature
 
Where to buy
 
Integratif Medical
114 Lavender Street,
#03-65 CT Hub 2,
Singapore 338729
Tel: 6224-8468
  Orthogait Scoliosis & Limbs Centre
10 Sinaran Drive #11-24
Novena Medical Centre
Singapore 307506
Tel: 6250-1566
 
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