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1

Trochanteric extension

Usually unilateral
Acts as an extended lever arm to address decompensation in conjunction with the lumbar pad to address a lumbar curve

2

Lumbar pad

Anteriorly directed force from the posterior aspect of the orthosis
Derotates the spine by applying force to the transverse process

3

A lumbar pad will be utilized in which type/s of curves?

Lumbar
Thoracolumbar
T10, 11 thoracic curves

4

Thoracic Pad

Medially directed force from the lateral aspect of the orthosis
Influences the vertebra by the articulation with the ribs

5

What type/types of curves will require the addition of a thoracic pad?

Thoracic curves with apices at T8-T11

6

Thoracic window

Placed contralateral in relation to the thoracic pad
Will always be larger than the thoracic pad to allow for rib excursion

7

Thoracic extension

Constraining force for thoracolumbar curves
Terminates at the superior endpoint on the side opposite of the apex of the curve

8

Axillary extension

Used on the side of decompensation in conjunction with the trochanteric extension
Medially directed force

9

Gusset

Elastic material that is plastic welded to the module
Provides structural integrity and assists in the "righting reflex"

10

The superior anterior trimline is placed:

At the level of the xiphoid process

11

The inferior anterior trimline should be placed:

to allow 1cm clearance at the anterior thigh with the hips flexed at 90 degrees

12

The inferior anterior trimline should _____ the symphysis pubis.

cover

13

The superior posterior trimline should terminate ______ inferior to the ________.

2cm; inferior angle of the scapula

14

The inferior posterior trimline should allow ______ clearance from the chair when sitting with the hips ________.

2cm; flexed at 90 degrees

15

The superior and inferor lateral trimlines are:

dictated by the blueprint design

16

The lateral trimlines should follow the _______ slope of the ribs

downward

17

The side opposite the trochanteric extension should allow ______ above the trochanter

2 cm

18

The superior anterior trimline for hypokyphotic patients should be place:

2cm distal to xiphoid