The Aspen CTO Complete restricts motion of the cervical and upper thoracic spine. This device can easily be converted from a four post CTO to a two post CTO and finally to stand-alone Aspen Cervical Collar. Physicians agree that the “stepped down” approach to quantifiable motion restriction makes this an extremely versatile cervical spine product. Specific vertebral levels can be addressed and treated as rehabilitation proceeds. Flexion and extension are controlled differently, depending on which of the three configurations the CTO is in at that point. For instance, in restricting angular motion in flexion, the CTO is superior to simply using a collar at .
The Aspen CTO combines the great attributes of the popular Aspen collar with a versatile thoracic piece to provide effective immobilzation of the lower cervical and upper thoracic vertebrae. The product features two posts – one in the front and one in the rear. These posts attach to a thoracic belt that is adjustable and can be trimmed to fit a wide variety of different sized patients. Both the collar and vest are well padded for breathable, all day comfort. The Aspen CTO provides a the clinician with a versatile, modular product that can be taken from a 4 post style CTO, to a 2 post model, to a stand alone collar based on the patient’s findings. Physicians appreciate how the device is able to provide greater restriction of flexion at C3-4, C5-6 and C6-7 segments than compared to using just a collar. The product provides excellent motion restriction for traumatic injuries, pre-surgical candidates, and more
Aspen CTO Features:
- Comes with front and back panels, vest and collar.
- Modular design – converts from a 4 post CTO to a 2 post, to a collar.
- Thoracic belt is 53″ long and can be trimmed to fit circumferences 39″ or less.
- MRI compatible – manufactured without any ferrous metal.
- Collar and vest pads can be replaced if worn or soiled.
- Brace is hand-washable.