"SOFT CERVICAL COLLAR - DOC"
Suburban Orthotics & Prosthetics, INC. 450 Lee St Des Plaines, IL 60016 PH: (847) 298-7107 Fax: (847) 298-6072 ASPEN CERVICAL THORASIC ORTHOSIS (CTO) INSTRUCTIONS APPLICATION: A. Keep collar on at all times unless otherwise specified by the doctor. B. If you need to reapply brace for any reason when you take brace off only release one side of brace (neck, shoulder and waist strap) C. To reapply brace: Slide arm through attached shoulder strap and place waist belt around waist. D. Attach velcro snugly around waist belt. E. Buckle the shoulder strap in place and tighten straps. F. Position the front of the collar under neck with chin resting on the edge of the front piece. Tightly velcro strap so that collar fits snug around neck. FUNCTION: 1. The function of this brace is to keep your neck and upper back immobilized to decrease pain and allow injury to heal. Some of your normal daily activities may be restricted due to this. WASHING INSTRUCTIONS FOR ASPEN CTO 1. Wash collar pads in lukewarm suds of any mild soap, squeeze through thoroughly. 2. Rinse repeatedly in lukewarm to remove all traces of loosened soil and soap. 3. Squeeze out as much water as possible. 4. Allow pads to air-dry. Don’t put pads in dyer!! Gregory Caldwell Ryan Caldwell Warren Nelson Beth Martin Michael Braun Prosthetist Prosthetist/Orthotist Orthotist Orthotist Emeritus