Brace Components

The dynamic corrective brace is made up of two components:

• The first component consists of the pelvic base, the crotch bands and the thigh bands. Its role is to act as an anchoring point and supportfor the actions applied to the patient’s trunk by the elastic bands.  When the pelvic base is stable, the traction by the elastic bands is provided along the stable lines.  The flexible nature of the pelvic section of the brace permits free movements of the trunk and engagement of the pelvis in the corrective movement.

• The second component consists of the bolero and the corrective elastic bands. Its function is directly related to the active principle of the dynamic corrective brace. It allows a custom fitting of the brace aimed at modifying the postural geometry of the moving spinal column.

The corrective elastic bands of different length allow for many possibilities in brace adjustment for an optimal correction.  Overall, there are 4 major ways to fit the corrective bands, corresponding to the thoracic, thoracolumbar, lumbar and double scoliosis.  The SpineCor Assistant Software provides the guidelines for the choice of the bands and snaps.