2004 Volume 10 Issue 1 Pages 107-110
Seven patients with thoracolumbar compression fracture were treated using with the newly produced Damen-Jewett type elasticity corset. In clinical evaluation, JOA-scores for low back pain were measured. In roentgenographical evaluation, the wedge condition ratio of the damaged vertebral body was measured. All patients' lumbagos were decreased, and returned to original walking state. JOA-score returned an average of 22.1 points from an average of 10.4 points. The wedge condition ratio of vertebral body returned an average of 69.2% from an average of 72.8%. The Damen type elasticity corset has the abdominal pressure rise effect. And the Jewett type elasticity corset supports the body in the waist back section and the sternum and the pelvis. The newly produced Damen-Jewett type elasticity corset has both excellent characteristics of Damen type and Jewett type elasticity corset. It is easy to wear and prevents abdominal compression by the removal of the abdominal band.