TechnoSpine Brace

The TechnoSpine TLSO-Scoliosis Brace has been specifically developed to reduce postural imbalance and pain in adult scoliosis patients.

The brace is designed to overcome the long-standing effects of Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis by facilitating dynamic postural improvement into adulthood. It can also be used for DeNovo Scoliosis.

The ultimate aim of any postural improvement being to;

  • Reduce Pain
  • Improve Posture
  • Improve Mobility
  • Reduce Progression

Thus reducing high-cost and high-risk painkillers and surgery.

The pace and amount of improvement in an individual patient’s posture and pain, both during brace wear and carryover after brace use, very much depends upon the rigidity of the spine and amount of degenerative change, which is linked to the type of scoliosis and the patient’s age.

Scoliosis in adults may be present due to Adolescent Idiopathic development in childhood or De Novo degenerative development in later life (typically age 50+). Prevalence of the two forms vary significantly with age, De Novo being the most common in adults age 60+; estimated to range from 25-30% in this age group.

Pain is by far the most significant issue for De Novo scoliosis patients, however pain may also be a significant issue for much younger patients with poor posture and pain related to Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis; both may benefit from using the TechnoSpine TLSO-Scoliosis Brace.

Long term research¹²³⁴ into adult scoliosis has somewhat surprisingly shown that the level of pain experienced by patients has no direct correlation with Cobb magnitude. Postural imbalance in the coronal and sagittal plane does, however, have a high correlation with the level of pain.

Whilst poor posture may intuitively appear to play a part in back pain, it is only in the last 10 years or so that improved scientific understanding has enabled us to design an effective modular brace that is customisable to specifically target the most relevant spinal region and plane of motion for individual patients.

¹ “Adult Scoliosis – A Quantitative Radiographic and Clinical Analysis”, Schwab et al. Spine 2002
² “Correlation of Radiographic Parameters and Clinical Symptoms in Adult Scoliosis”, Glassman et al. Spine 2003
³ “Natural History of Progressive Adult Scoliosis”, Marty-Pourmarat et al. Spine 2007
⁴ “Scoliosis in the Elderly: A Follow-Up Study”, Robin et al. Spine: July-August 1982

A “Posture Type” chart is used to identify the correct patient specific brace configuration. TechnoSpine defines Posture Types (A-H), which cover the most common posture types associated with Scoliosis. Selecting the most appropriate Posture Type and its associated brace configuration is possible by postural evaluation alone. Further confirmation may be achieved by evaluation of radiographs if available.

TechnoSpine TLSO-Scoliosis Braces are available in 3 sizes that are adjustable to fit most patient sizes (32″-56″ Hip) and are supplied in a generic non-specific kit form.

Following one of three simple postural evaluation methods, Posture Type selection can be made referencing the brace indications chart. Comprehensive step by step professional fitting instructions are provided for customising the brace.

The resulting fully customised TechnoSpine TLSO-Scoliosis Brace will specifically target the individual patients’ spinal imbalance, improving posture, reducing pain and improving quality of life.

The TechnoSpine brace is fitted by a healthcare professional.  Once fitted, it is possible to be adjusted by patients under the guidance of their brace provider

Design Features

  • Superstructure allows virtually unrestricted forward flexion
  • Inflatable Lumbar Pad improves Lumbar Lordosis
  • Large Lateral Pad improves spinal realignment without discomfort
  • Unique Tension Band System maintains optimal Pad position and pressure without unnecessary restriction of movement
  • Boa® Fit System allows precise adjustment by the user for optimal comfort and pain relief
  • FidLock® Patented Technology allows for ease of fastening and unfastening by even the most manually challenged patients
  • Posterior Draw-String adjustment with bilateral ergonomic pull loops for Lumbar Sacral Belt tensioning allows for:
    • Effortless tensioning by the patient
    • Optimal compression/support
    • Maximum stability
    • Optimal pain relief
  • Bilateral Trochanter Pads for optimal pelvic stability and even force distribution

Indications for Treatment

  • Scoliosis diagnosis
    • Degenerative Idiopathic onset or adult onset de novo Scoliosis
  • Pain related to Scoliosis
  • Poor Posture
  • History of progression
    • Worsening of Cobb angle(s)
    • Increase in Postural Deformity
    • Increasing Pain
    • Decreasing Mobility

Contra-Indications for Treatment

  • Constant and un-remitting pain
  • Inability to self-fit the brace
  • No significant postural deformity (sagittal and coronal imbalance)