Aspen Medical Products, inc.

Contour™ LSO

The Contour™ LSO by Aspen is the latest technology for restricting motion in the lumbar spine. The brace is effective and comfortable, using the patented QuikDraw™ with Rigid Anterior Panel (RAP) as the platform. The Contour™ LSO is modular with adjustable side and vertical panels, allowing the practitioner to fit a wide variety of patients while minimizing inventory. Specifically designed with the progression of patient care in mind, the Contour™ LSO is a multiple orthotic system, which can be stepped down to the proven QuikDraw™ RAP.

Code L0637 Approved

Features

Support
By combining the QuikDraw™ RAP and the Contour™ Back Panel, the Contour™ LSO provides spinal bracing for patients of any size, shape or medical condition.

Simple
The Contour™ LSO is simple to apply and use. Once a size is chosen, simply overlap the ends of the QuikDraw™ and then compress by pulling the tabs.

Comfortable
By providing an effective brace that is also comfortable, patient compliance is increased. This, in turn, will enhance the progression of care.

Economical
The Contour™ LSO provides multiple braces in one spinal bracing system. The minimizes stocking requirements, keeping costs low.

Style
The Contour™ LSO is available in white and black.

Effective
The Contour™ LSO provides a rigid layer of support for the patient. Depending on the motion restriction needed, choose from 2 back panel sizes: 15” or 12” in height.

Frequently Asked Questions

FOR THE PATIENT
How do I clean the pads?
Use a mild soap and water to clean the pads by hand. Pat them dry with a towel and lay out to air dry. Do not use heat to dry the pads.
Where can replacement pads be purchased?
Replacement may be available from the facility you received the collar from, or you may order more through Aspen Customer Service. Call 800-295-2776.
How do I clean the brace?
Remove the pads, and wipe the plastic clean with a damp cloth then pat dry.
Where can I get the cold therapy pack?
It can be purchased through Aspen Customer Service @ 800-295-2776. You may also purchase them at your local pharmacy. (Prices may vary)
FOR THE PROVIDER
How do I select the correct size?
Refer to the sizing chart below.

QuikDraw_Sizing_Chart

Downloads

To download the following PDFs, right-click (option-click on Mac) and select “Save Link As…”
Contour Bracing System Brochure ›
Contour Bracing System Product Information ›
Contour LSO Instruction Sheet ›
Contour LSO Documentation Worksheet ›

Product Info Sheets contain specific product dimensions, product accessories, and catalog numbers.

READ INSTRUCTIONS BEFORE USE. Proper training in the use of this device should take place before it is applied. These directions are guidelines only and are not offered as medical recommendations.

THIS PRODUCT IS INTENDED FOR APPLICATION BY LICENSED HEALTH CARE PRACTITIONERS AS DIRECTED BY A PHYSICIAN OR OTHER QUALIFIED MEDICAL AUTHORITY. PERMANENT INJURY MAY RESULT FROM USE OTHER THAN AS DIRECTED BY A PHYSICIAN OR OTHER MEDICAL AUTHORITY. ASPEN MEDICAL PRODUCTS SPECIFICALLY DISCLAIMS ANY OBLIGATION OR LIABILITY FOR INJURY OR DAMAGE BY REASON OF ANY APPLICATION OF THIS PRODUCT. PLEASE SEE THE ACCOMPANYING LIMITED WARRANTY FOR FURTHER INFORMATION IN THIS REGARD.

Research

The Effects of Lumbar Orthoses on the Range of Motion of the Lumbar Spine
During Fifteen Activities of Daily Living

Christopher Miller, MD; Jesse Bible, MD; Debdut Biswas; Peter Whang, MD; Jonathan Grauer, MD
Yale University School of Medicine, New Have, CT, USA
Poster Presented at NASS 24th Annual meeting. Published in The Spine Journal 9 (2009) 200S.

Abstract

BACKGROUND CONTEXT: Lumbar braces are fequently considered for patients suffering from acute and chronic low back pain, postoperatively, and in other situations. There are a variety of options for lumbar braces ranging from generic, soft corsets to rigid, custom fit orthoses. Previous studies have demonstrated that the range of motion (ROM) reduction from lumbar braces varies greatly from subject to subject based on body habitus and type of brace. They also have shown that the overall reduction in full, active motion is often quite modest. However, there has been little date to date exploring how lumbar braces affect the ROM used during activities of daily living (ADLs).

PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the relative efficacies of a soft corset, a semi-rigid off the shelf LSO, and a rigid, custom molded LSO for restricting both the full, active and functional ranges of motion (ROM) of the lumbar spine during 15 activities of daily living (ADLs).

STUDY DESIGN/SETTING: Prospective cohort study. PATIENT SAMPLE: Ten subjects with no history of lumbar spine pathology and no current back pain or disability.

OUTCOME MEASURES: Full, active functional ROM of the lumbar spine.

METHODS: In this investigation, a previously validated electrogoniometer device was employed to quantify both the full, active ROM of ten subjects as well as the functional ROM during a series of 15 ADLs in the sagittal and coronal planes. For each individual, these ROM measurements were repeated without a brace (No Brace) and after the application of a soft corset (Corset), a semi-rigid off the shelf brace (Semi-Rigid), a custom LSO brace (Custom).

RESULTS: The Corset, Semi-Rigid and Custom braces restricted mean (± 95% CI) full, active motion in the sagittal plane by 24.1 ± 7.9%, 46.8 ± 7.1%, and 64.7 ± 8% compared to No Brace (p < 0.008 for each), respectively. In the lateral plane, they restricted full, active motion by 33.9 ± 8.8%, 51 ± 9.4%, and 49.1 ± 11.8% compared to No Brace (p < 0.008 for each), respectively. There was no difference in ROM between No Brace and any of the braces for seven of the ADLs in the sagittal plane and nine of the ADLs in the lateral plane. In the sagittal plane, there was a greater restriction of full, active motion with the Custom compared to the Semirigid brace (p < 0.01). However, there was no difference between these two braces for the ROM used during any of the ADLs (pO0.325 for all activities). There were 4 ADLs for the Custom brace and 1 ADL for the Semi-rigid brace for which the respective brace provided better sagittal motion than the soft Corset (p < 0.021 for all). In the lateral plane, there were no differences observed in motion restriction between any of the braces (pO0.116 for all).

CONCLUSIONS: We found that all fo the braces provided some restriction of full, active ROM. The custom brace provided the most restriction followed by the Semi-Rigid brace and then the Corset. For functional ROM, we found that the Custom and Semi-Rigid braces provided significantly better restriction during some of the ADLs compared to the Corset. However, there were no differences between these two braces for ROM during any of the ADLs. Thus, depending on the clinical goal of bracing, this study suggests that the Custom LSO may no always be superior to less expensive generic models, which may suffice for providing restriction during many daily activities.

 

Selected Quotations

Summary: Functional ROM
“…[There was] no difference in functional ROM for Semi-Rigid LSO (Contour by Aspen) and Custom LSO braces for any ADLs in any plane.”

Clinical Significance
“…For Trauma, the Semi-Rigid LSO (Contour by Aspen) and Custom braces provide excellent reductions in full, active and functional ROM.”


 

Accessories

Contour LSO Complete • Black X-Small 990050
Contour LSO Complete • Black Small 990051
Contour LSO Complete • Black Medium 990052
Contour LSO Complete • Black Large 990053
Contour LSO Complete • Black X-Large 990054
Contour LSO Complete • Black XX-Large 990055
Contour Back Panel • Black 12″ Back Panel 992212
Contour Back Panel • Black 15″ Back Panel 992215
12″ Back Panel Replacement Pad 992122
15″ Back Panel Replacement Pad 992125
Black Extension Panel 993061
White Extension Panel 993060
Cold Therapy Pack 993005

Ordering Information

Patients

Braces: Aspen Medical Products is unable to sell directly to patients. Our braces require a prescription from a physician and only licensed healthcare practitioners are authorized to purchase. To find out if an Aspen brace is right for you, please talk to your doctor.

Replacement Pads: If you already have an Aspen brace and need replacement pads only, please call Aspen Customer Services at 800.295.2776.


Healthcare Professionals
For more information or to place an order, please contact:

     Aspen Customer Service
     Phone: 800-295-2776 or 949-681-0200
     Fax: 800-848-7455 or 949-681-0300
     E-mail:service@aspenmp.com

Shipping information:
Orders placed by 2:00pm Pacific Time will ship out same day. Shipping charges are prepaid and added to the invoice. Next day shipping is available. All orders are shipped via UPS ground unless otherwise requested.

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To download the following PDFs, right-click (option-click on Mac) and select “Save Link As…”
Aspen® Medical Products Order Form ›
Aspen® Medical Products Return Procedure ›
Aspen® Medical Products Credit Application ›

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