First Assessment

First Assessment

The construction of a brace for Spine conditions is a truly complicated procedure, as long as we want to give therapeutic properties to this aid. The precise transfer of the patient’s body data during the construction of the mold is a very important and essential for the exact rendering of the patient’s body. This, however, is not enough, unless we want to give the patient an aid which has been tested in time for its properties, but it has not been made for the patient and his/her condition specifically.

Thus, even when the indication for a specific type of brace, as it had been prescribed by the physician, should cover all therapeutic possibilities, this was not enough.

The brace must be designed for each patient, depending on the particularities of his/her condition.

Each patient must be subjected to detailed examinations by the company’s orthopedic specialist, and all laboratory tests be examined (x-rays, CAT scans and MRIs etc) so as to define the true needs for mechanical support of the spine, but also locate the exact depression points on the one hand, where corrective pressure will be applied to the patient’s body, and on the other hand the necessary points of release for these pressures.

Before the construction of the brace, all the useful information is recorded for the best results, as well as for consecutive re-examinations.

The experience of the Scientific Director Dimitris Papadopoulos, with 34 years of practice and the world’s largest experience (> 31,000 examinations) in the use of surface topography (Formetric 4D), adds the importance of the clinical assessment.

But as the people say that the good tools make the good craftsman, we complement our experience with SPONDYLOS high technology equipment.

We check by Spine Scan (electonic scoliometer) the angularity of the hump, which reflects the vertebra rotation. The Kyphosis angle, the Lordosis and the lateral inclination of the trunk.

With Tiltometer we controll the shoulders and the pelvis inclination. With the magnetic fields of Ortelius and the surface topography of Formetric 4D, we control in virtual reality three-dimensionally the Spine, which finalizes the diagnosis.

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