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.
One of the basic items of information used to collect data, but also a necessary tool for re-examinations, is the Cobb angle measurement, performed with a computer without the use of an x-ray, with Formetric 4D, an innovation brought to Greece for the first time by SPONDYLOS, as well as the use of a special program for comparing successive scans with the Handheld Laser Scanner, to objectively examine the course of the scoliosis, relating to the rotation of the vertebrae and the reduction of the humps.