The soft collar is a common, lightweight orthotic device made of polyurethane foam robber with a soft cotton stockinette cover and Velcro closure straps. Soft collar offers various benefits:
• Head Support
• Relief from muscle spasms
• Relief from cervical strain
It should be noted that soft or foam cervical collar offers the least amount of immobilization to the cervical spine.
Hard Cervical Collars are made of plastizote, which is a rigid polyethylene material. Hard collars are more durable than soft collars. These collars offer various benefits:
Hard plastic or metal support collars are used to hold the neck of patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), multiple sclerosis (MS) and other degenerative diseases where the muscles are too weak to support the weight of the skull.
The Sternal Occipital Mandibular Immobilizer (SOMI) Orthosis. It is a rigid three-post cervical thoracic orthosis which consists of a rigid malleable chest plate that extends from the pectoral region to the xiphoid. The head sections are height adjustable. It is used for patients with rheumatoid arthritis, immobilization for neural arch features, controlling flexion at the atlantoaxial and C2-C3 segments.
This 2 Post Cervical Othosis consists of a thermoplastic anterior and posterior vest extending distally to the xiphoid region and secured to the body with Velcro straps.
It is used for optimal control of the cervical region. The brace consists of an adjustable metal halo ring coupled to a rigid thermoplastic thoracic jacket by means of an adjustable metal framework. The entire assembly can be adjusted for optimal alignment and stabilization of the cervical spine.
It is a pinless halo system developed with the goal of providing cervical spine immobilization and control similar to the standard halo in a less invasive fashion. The non-invasive halo stabilizes the head with a cervical ring and pads located on the forehead and occiput.
It is designed to cradle a baby's body, securely and gently immobilizing the head and spine in the proper anatomical airway and spinal alignment. The unnique design allows for continued intimacy between the caregiver and child.
It is a custom molded cervical thoracic brace designed to provide a static stretch to the sternocleidomastoid (SCM) muscle. It is used for congenital shortening of the SCM muscle, post-op SCM tenotomies.