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Ultimately, medicine is about providing optimal patient outcomes. Outcome studies can influence care protocols because they demonstrate results from actual cases. Research evaluating patient experiences with a product can provide valuable insight and set expectations for a medical intervention. These studies also review not only the positive effects of specific therapy, but also the negative effects of a treatment. Aspen products have been shown to successfully treat patients while minimizing potential negative impact.
- A Randomized Clinical Trial Comparing Extensible and Inextensible Lumbosacral Orthoses and Standard Care Alone in the Management of Lower Back Pain. Morrisette DC, Cholewicki J, Logan S, Seif G, McGowan S. Spine. 2014;39(21):1733–1742.
- A non-randomized clinical trial to assess the impact of nonrigid, inelastic corsets on spine function in low back pain participants and asymptomatic controls. Kawchuk G, Edgecombe T, Wong AY. Spine J. 2015 Oct 1;15(10):2222-7.
- Can Lumbosacral Orthosis Cause Trunk Muscle Weekness? A Systematic Review of Literature. Azadinia F, Takamjani E, Kamyab M, Parnianpour M, Cholewicki J, Marou N. The Spine Journal. 2017 Apr;17(4):589-602.
- The Incidence of Skin Breakdown Associated with Use of Cervical Collars. Powers J, Daniels D, McGuire C, Hilbish C. Journal of Trauma Nursing. 2006;13(4):198-200.
- A Multidisciplinary Approach to Occipital Pressure Ulcers Related to Cervical Collars. Powers J. Journal of Nursing Care Quality. 1997 Oct;12(1):46-52.
- Solving the Problem of Pressure Ulcers Resulting from Cervical Collars: A Step-By-Step Approach. Blaylock, B. Ostomy Wound Management. 1996 May; 42(4): 26-33.