ApplicationNo. 05/866805 filed on 01/03/1978
US Classes:602/19, Body (e.g., scoliosis brace)5/628With restraining means
ExaminersPrimary: Michell, Robert W.
Assistant: Rose, Arthur S.
Attorney, Agent or Firm
International ClassesA61F 5/04 (20060101)
A61F 5/37 (20060101)
A61F 5/058 (20060101)
A61F 5/055 (20060101)
AbstractA cervical collar comprising means adapted to underlie at least the head and trunk of the body of a patient for rigidly supporting a patient and comprising a head supporting portion and a trunk supporting portion, an elongated, elastically deformable core having a mid-portion comprising means for encircling the patient's neck while leaving the front of the neck uncovered, when the cervical collar is in place. The core has a pair of end portions each integral with the mid-portion and extending forwardly from the mid-portion at the front of the patient's neck when the cervical collar is in place. An elongated flexible cover around the core having a pair of end parts each extending longitudinally beyond a respective end portion of the core and means for preventing the longitudinal movement of the cover relative to the core. The trunk supporting portion of said support means comprises means for connecting each of the end parts to the support means and the end parts comprise first tie means for releasably securing each of the end parts to the connecting means and for securing the trunk portion to the support means and for longitudinally lengthening the end portions of the collar to provide mild cervical traction. Second tie means is secured to the cover at a location on the core where one of the end portions is integral with the mid-portion of the core comprising means for tieing together the end portions at a location where the end portions join the mid-portion and at a location spaced from the front of the patient's neck to permit ready access thereto, when the collar is in place.