Thoraco-Lumbar Corset The thoraco-lumbar corset design provides intra-abdominal pressure biomechanically. It achieves mild trunk stabilization and extends into the thoracic region of the spine. Normally, shoulder straps are included to help resist forward flexion of the body.
The thoracic spine is not meant to enable significant vertebral level movements . Instead ,it is designed primarily as a protective and supportive structure which safeguards our body organs and forms the frameworks of the rib cage. But further compression, trauma, degeneration etc in the thoracic region may cause fractures, disc displacements, clavicular injuries etc which may have serious consequences
- Store Name: The Orthopedic Shop
- Vendor: The Orthopedic Shop
Trade Fair - Burma Camp Road, La Opposite Shell Filling Station
Greater Accra Region
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Ankle braces can help rolled ankles and twisted ankles, which are some of the most common injuries we all suffer from at some stage in our life. It’s not fun being in bed or on the sofa for a few days because we can’t put any pressure on the ankle, but sadly its something that we all have to just go through, especially if we often do strenuous activities or high-impact sports. While you may remember bouncing back quickly and easily from an ankle injury as a child, as we get older, our bodies just don’t heal as quickly as they used to, and sometimes we need an extra bit of help in order to get back to 100% in as quick a time as possible. That’s where a good ankle support comes in.₵218.00
REUSABLE ICE PACK – An ice pack for injuries that is made of durable, soft touch material. Our hot and cold packs for therapy are gentle on the skin and are also microwavable heating pads. A perfect ice pack for back pain, knee pain, and shoulder pain
• MICROWAVE HEATING PAD – Applying heat from a heat pack causes increased blood flow to the injury area of pain. Hot packs for pain aid in the healing process by increasing oxygen to the body tissue and aid in the ability to stretch out pained muscles
• MULTI-USE PACKS. Our cold packs for injuries can be used as a knee ice pack, ice pack for shoulder, back pain, neck pain, or can be reused for injuries where swelling occurs. Substitutes as an ice bag for freezer storage or as a microwaveable heat pack
• FLEXIBLE HOT COLD PACK. Stays flexible to mold firmly to injuries, knee, back, ankle, shoulder etc. for targeted hot or cold compress and therapeutic relief from strains, sprains, or pains. Comes in small, medium, and large ice pack sizes
• CRYOTHERAPY – It is recommended to use ice packs for injuries such as bruising, muscle spasms and swelling from acute sprains / strains. A cold gel ice pack can be applied a few times a day for several days after an injury or until it feels better₵45.00
MADE OF MALLEABLE SOFT PLASTIC WITH PROPER FOAM PADDING FOR COMFORTABLE WEAR.EASY VELCRO CLOSURE.PROVIDES HOLES FOR AIR VENTILATION.IT IS USED TO SUPPORT NECK IN DIFFERENT CONDITIONS LIKE SPRAINS, STRAINS, WHIPLASH ETC. IT IS IDEAL FOR CERVICAL SPONDYLOLYSIS. SPECIALLY RECOMMENDED IN RIGID IMMOBILIZATION OF CERVICAL REGION
Choosing a disposable underpad doesn’t need to be complicated. Simply choose your desired absorption, back sheet materiel and size. Disposable underpads are found in just about any health clinic, hospital, or hospice home and come in various sizes, absorbencies and capacities to meet patient needs and finances. Absorbent pads are necessary to keep urine, feces, or any bit of body fluid from damaging skin, soiling bedsheets, staining furniture or flooring (they are popular not only for human incontinence, but for pets used as pee pads). When choosing a disposable underpad it is important to consider absorption, wicking, backsheet material and size.
There is a good deal of choices out there, and at Vitality Medical, within the catalog, there are quite a number of brands and features to look at. So, with this brief we will run down some of the major disposable underpad features in decisions steps and describe the logic behind choosing those features.
Step 1: Identify the Absorption Needed
Fluff filled pads have light absorption and is good for changing pads or pet pads.
Polymer Pads contain high absorbing polymers, which is good for moderate to super absorbing capacity.
Polymer and fluff combo pads are softer and more comfortable, which is good for moderate to super absorption needs.
Look to the manufacturer’s description describing the pad’s ability to wick moisture, this property keeps urine away from the pad surface so as to not harm the patient’s skin.
Absorption refers to the amount and concentration of water absorbing polymer contained inside the underpad. The more polymer and concentration of the polymer the more absorption capacity. Larger pads do not always contain more absorbing polymer so choose a disposable underpad based on its absorption capacity not just its size.
When choosing the level of absorption consider the volume and flow rate of the fluid landing on the pad. A very small pet only produces a small amount of volume and flow rate and a light absorption pad would likely suffice. A potty training toddler would likely require a Moderate Absorbency pad whereas an adult experiencing a full bladder loss would require a Heavy to Super Absorbency pad. Some factors may allow a Moderate Absorbency Pad to be used if the person is diapered and changed regularly. However, if you are using a moderate absorbency pad and it’s not enough, don’t double them up. The most effective solution is to use the correct absorbency for your needs.
Step 2: Consider Backing Sheet Material and Its Different Uses
The plastic backing for temporary use or changing pads.
Breathable pads for extended use so skin is kept dry and prevents irritation and breakdown. These are ideal for healthy skin.
Air permeable pads for maximum dryness or for use on air beds when skin has already started breaking down and action is being taken to reverse the damage.
Step 3: Consider Size, Backing Sheet Strength, and Color
The pad should extend beyond the containment area (width and breadth of body or buttocks) by 6 to 10 inches on either side.
Note that color is typically a personal choice, yet some manufacturers use color to indicate absorption ability and backing strength so it is easy to choose say if the caregiver were needing different pads for different patients with incontinence.
Strong disposable pad backing is recommend for those patients who may need to be moved and placed onto a pad so it does not tear or shear easily. Look for such terms as “Heavy Duty Backing”.
Applying the Disposable Underpad
The disposable underpads are often a daily necessity for those who have incontinence, yet luckily they are quite easy to use. The pads are commonly referred to as chux, or bed pads, and are simply placed on the bed or area of furniture where the patient will sit or lay down and unfolded from the center. The pad is unfolded and opened out so as to cover several inches beyond the area of contact. For instance, if the patient is lying on a bed, one would place the pad so as that each side of the body is between six and 10 inches from the edge. The chux should be positioned under the pelvis just below the lower back to where the pad extends out under the patient’s mid-thigh area.
Depending on the absorption rating, the bed pads will hold and lock in urine while keeping the skin relatively dry. Check the moisture level periodically, follow the instructions given by the manufacturer as to know when the pad indicates full saturation. When fully saturated, dispose of the pad (or chuck it — how the chux name came about) and lay a fresh bed pad down afterward.