The Journal of Japanese Society of Lumbar Spine Disorders
Online ISSN : 1882-1863
Print ISSN : 1345-9074
ISSN-L : 1345-9074
Clinical result of Jewett type elasticity corset for thoracic-lumbar vertebral compression fracture
Toshinori TSUCHIDA[in Japanese][in Japanese][in Japanese][in Japanese]
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2003 Volume 9 Issue 1 Pages 175-178


Seven patients diagnosed with thoracic-lumbar compression fracture were treated using the 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 all returned to original walking state. JOA-score returned to an average of 20.3 points from an average of 10.1 points. The wedge condition ratio of vertebral body returned to an average of 62.0 % from an average of 78.5 %. The Jewett type hard vertebral equipment supports the body in the waist back section and the sternum and the pelvis based upon a three point fixed theory. The hard vertebral corset was heavy and was difficult for patients to wear. The newly produced Jewett type elasticity corset was easy to fit, wear and remove, and because it did not press an abdomen, it was appropriate for overweight patients

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