Copes Dynamic Brace
A Revolution in Correction
The Copes Dynamic Brace is completely different from other braces (Milwaukee or Boston) in use today, some of which were developed more than 50 years ago.
NASA technology has led to the development of a dynamic brace that utilizes air-injected pneumatic force vector units (PFVU) to correct bony deformities and the axial system of the spine. These PFVUs are designed based on the patient’s x-ray and corrected plaster mold. Every four to six weeks, air is injected into these PFVU's (air bubbles), gently encouraging correction, much like dental braces.
The Copes Dynamic Brace allows for normal neurological pattern enhancement, while in a static corrective position with a dynamic, posture, vector pad. Duplicating normal neurological patterning and applying these dynamic force vectors allow spinal correction unlike never before.
Comfortable and Virtually Unseen
The Copes Brace is fabricated in the only laboratory of its kind in the world. Advance mathematical formulas are used to calculate each patient’s corrective interface (inside of brace) area. This design fits exactly to the body measurements and is relatively unseen to the public. The standard super-structure and neck ring of past braces have been eliminated. A 4mm stress relieved, orthopedic grade polypropylene, thermo-plastic is used in the fabrication with a 2mm foam lining for comfort.
The PFVU's allow the brace to change and offers torso, spinal correction. The small air bubbles which are approximately 45mm x 100mm in size, or large air bubbles 60mm x 200mm in size are designed to fit into the patient’s symetrical interface and is also based on dimension of the biomechanical curve from the patient’s x-ray. With custom dimensions, maximum correction can be achieved.
Patients should be aware of imitations that claim the same correction, mechanics and success.
Quarterly x-rays are taken in and out of the Copes Dynamic Brace in order to guide the treating physician to proper air injections. Curve correction can be achieved from 5 degrees to 8 degrees per month with proper compliance.
As the developer of the Scoliosis Treatment Advanced Recovery System and the Copes Dynamic Brace™, Arthur Copes has solved many of the problems associated with “correcting the curve.” His proactive, multi-phased approach to treatment helps younger patients avoid debilitating progression, while helping older patients to experience a 30% to 80% improvement in curve alignment without surgery.
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