The rigid Bivalve LSO is a custom-made orthosis that is molded over the iliac crest for an improved fit. Plastic anterior and posterior shells overlap for a tight fit. Velcro closure in the front is designed for easy donning and doffing. Multiple holes can be made for aeration to help decrease moisture and limit skin maceration. The rigid LSO can be trimmed easily to make adjustments for patient comfort, and it may be used in the shower if necessary.
• Postsurgical lumbar immobilization L3-S1
• Treatment of lumbar compression fractures
• Motion restrictions provided by the rigid LSO brace include the following:
Limits flexion and extension
Limits some rotation and side bending