Promotes Enhanced Motion Restriction
The Aspen Cervicothoracic Bracing System™ (Aspen CTO) provides a fully integrated approach for quantifiable motion restriction of cervical spine patients. Physicians are now able to prescribe patient therapies based upon the needs defined at specific vertebral levels to help ensure the best possible outcomes.
By incorporating design elements that allow the Aspen CTO to be “stepped down” from a 4 post CTO to a 2 post CTO model and then to a stand-alone collar, the degree of motion restriction can be easily tailored to the specific needs of the patient.
Utilizing fluoroscopic technology, university researchers and practicing clinicians have quantified cervical motion restriction at each vertebral segment. In data compiled for each of the three different orthotic configurations, numerical results are shown in the table and graphically shown as insets on the photographs. The gold wedges show motion allowed in flexion and extension when moving from the 4 post CTO, to a 2 post CTO, and finally to an Aspen Collar.