Lumbar Braces with Adaptable Step-down Support

The Stealth X LSO combines the benefits of a post-op and rehab brace all in one innovative design -providing a complete solution to meet all of your patient’s needs. The detachable polymer panels allow for easy adjustment of the level of compression and support throughout rehabilitation, enhancing comfort and patient compliance.

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Extreme Support

To provide maximum spinal support and stability the Stealth can be assembled with all 4 removable polymer panels: posterior, anterior and 2 lateral.

Maximum Support

As rehabilitation progresses and the patient requires less support, the Stealth can be stepped-down by removing the lateral panels – allowing for increased lateral movement while still providing firm stability in the sagittal plane.

Lightweight Support

Towards the end of the patient’s recovery, the Stealth can be stepped down to its lowest form, without any components, providing lightweight support for everyday activities. This configuration provides limited but effective stability to the spine due to the unique crossover closure system in the sagittal and coronal planes.

Typical Indications

  • Burst Fx
  • Bulging or Herniated Discs
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Post-Op
  • Sciatica
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spondylolysis
  • Spondylolisthesis

Sizing Chart

Size Measurement
SM 23 - 30 inches
MD 27 - 34 inches
LG 32 - 40 inches
XL 37 - 44 inches
2X 41 - 48 inches
3X 45 - 52 inches
4X 49 - 56 inches

Ordering Information

Please fax your orders to: (716) 712-0882 or our toll free fax at: (866) 712-0882.

References

  • A Cochrane Review found that lumbar supports are “effective for improving functional status” in patients with acute, subacute and chronic low back pain based on 3 high quality trials with a total of 410 patients (Cochrane Rev. CD001823, 2008).
  • A 2009 clinical trial studying 197 patients with subacute low back pain found significantly more LSO users, 60% versus 40%, totally weaned off medication by trial’s end (Spine. 2009;34930:p215).
  • The authors of a 2011 pain management study praise the rapidity of symptom relief - viewing lumbar supports as a safe, non-invasive, cost-effective , non-pharmacologic tool for home use in pain flare-ups (Prac Pain Manage.p106).
  • Research studies find no adverse effects on either abdominal or back muscle strength (Joint Bone Spine. 2008 75(1):58, J Spinal Disord. 1992.;5(3):260).
  • A 2012 study of 40 patients with chronic low back pain found no negative changes in the paravertebral muscles after 6 months of use (Fukushima J Med Sci. 2012;58(1):60-65)