Services have been developed in the past years at SPONDYLOS aiming at making the application of braces more effective.
Thus, with the contribution of the physicians and under the general responsibility and supervision of Scientific Director Dr. Dimitris Papadopoulos, Orthopedic surgeon, the patient is assessed and evaluated on the type of brace to be constructed.
The construction of an aid for the correction of spine conditions is a specific process and it includes a detailed medical history, digital x-rays, MRIs and other examinations that the patient can have. Their evaluation, together with the clinical image, put together the detailed design of the treatment.
Re-examination of the patient is as important as the first assessment.
The application of the brace is checked, but also its corrective ability on the patient's spine.
Elements of the brace that have been affected during application are modified, as well as somatometric data due to an increase in height or weight.
Pressures and tensions of the brace are modified, as the rotations and inclinations have gradually been reduced and the brace does not fit as it did initially.
Continuous monitoring of the fitting of the brace on the body of the patient, at least every three months is of crucial importance. If some data of the patient's body change and corrective measures are not taken immediately, there is a danger that the brace will operate in an opposite manner obstructing the corrections or even reverting the result.
At SPONDYLOS we take care to remind the patients of the re-examination appointments and stick to them so as to achieve maximum results from our treatment.