In our ongoing educational series about medical products, we recently had the opportunity to learn from Mike Thaler, a representative from DonJoy, a leader in medical products and cold therapy. Mike brought his expertise to our session, focusing on a vital piece of medical equipment – the Exos 627 Back Brace. This session was an invaluable chance to gain insights into the use and benefits of this essential brace. Watch by clicking the thumbnail below or read this summary.
Unveiling the Exos 627 Back Brace
The Exos 627 arrives in a distinctive bag, marked with the number 627 for easy identification. Inside, you'll find two primary components: the interior panel and the corset. The interior panel is designed to comfortably sit against the front of the abdomen and the top of the pelvis, equipped with a Velcro section for secure fitting. The corset, complementing the interior panel, also uses Velcro for easy adjustment and secure fit.
Tailoring the Brace to the Patient
Mike Thaler demonstrated the fitting process on a model named Steve. The initial step involves measuring the patient with a soft tape measure, specifically one inch above the widest part of the hip. For Steve, this was approximately 36 inches.
The brace itself has adjustable tapes to match this measurement. Once both sides of the brace are set to the desired width, it's ready for the patient.
Adjusting for Optimal Comfort and Support
The Exos 627 features BOA dials, crucial for adjusting the brace's tightness. Pulling these dials out until they click allows the brace to expand fully, making it easier to wear. The patient then places their right hand into a specific section, and the brace is wrapped around to the front. The interior panel's Velcro attaches inside the brace, ensuring a secure and comfortable fit.
After wrapping the right-hand side of the brace, the BOA dials are pushed in and turned clockwise. This tightens the brace, providing the necessary support. When adjusted correctly, the brace sits at the top of the buttocks and tailbone, effectively supporting the lumbar spine.
Easy Removal Process
Removing the Exos 627 is straightforward – simply pop both BOA dials. This releases the tension, allowing the brace to open effortlessly. The interior panel remains attached via Velcro, facilitating easy removal and reapplication.
The Exos 627 Back Brace, as presented by Mike Thaler from DonJoy, exemplifies the company's dedication to delivering quality and comfort in medical support products. Thaler's comprehensive demonstration not only clarified the usage of the brace but also emphasized its user-friendliness and effectiveness in providing lumbar support. The Exos 627 is an excellent choice for patients needing back support, whether for recovery or additional stability.