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Postoperative care with brace

Many surgical patients insist to be mobilized quickly. That is also in medical interest. Taken into account is that after surgery on the spine (herniated disk, spinal canal narrowing), the back muscles are often as the result of preoperative immobilization and postoperative changes (hemorrhage, swelling) weakened and not able to cope with the strain. This is associated with different risks. Thus, after disc surgery through the defect in the rear longitudinal ligament, when increasing the intradiscal pressure, the risk of relapse occurrence is given. This is indicated in the literature, with 5-10%. After decompression, particularly when the medial articular facet parts were removed, instability can arise, back pain can be reinforced and it can lead to long term spinal deformities.
The different, assembled fits for example at the MKS Lumbo, one is immediately able to fulfill the request for early mobilization and to reduce the risk for a relapse event or a spinal instability. The patient is given an immediate stability by the brace, which cannot be given by the initially weakened back muscles. The gait and posture are improved.
After the necessary time, when the stability is restored by physical therapy and formation of replacement tissue in the operated segment, the orthosis can gradually be "disarmed" and return the patient more freedom of movement. The MKS Lumbo is almost always very well accepted. It has a comfortable fit and can quickly make an impact. These range from relief of postoperative complaints up to analgesia. The decisive factor is to quickly give the patient after surgery, sense of stability and security. This harmonizes the movement of the spine and improves balance and static. And that is optimally feasible, for example with the multifunctional orthosis MKS Lumbo.
The MKS Lumbo plays therefore a major role in my back treatment program. Stabilize, mobilize, activate. The three-point program for the rapid return into the everyday life. The possibility of "weaning", that can due to appropriate design and construction of the orthosis, progressively be implemented, provides therapy concomitant versions of adaptation.
Thus, in the context of rehabilitation and physiotherapy treatment it is recommended to put the orthosis down, e.g. in muscular-stabilizing exercises. However, this is not a must. The days of "atrophy ghosts", i.e. muscle atrophy, should be a thing of the past. The patient can put the orthosis down in a home environment and while lying down, as well as in the conduct of tension exercises. Each time the patient goes outside the house for some time, we have encouraged him/her to wear the MKS Lumbo.
My recent experience both from a medical point of view and from patients, are excellent.