CARE AND USE OF YOUR DEVICE
Taylor Type – Knight Taylor – TLSO (Thoracic Lumbar Sacral Orthosis)
The Taylor type orthosis is often prescribed for Anterior Compression Fractures or in cases where a person’s torso tends to lean forward. It consists of a padded rigid frame that lies against the back of the torso from the pelvis to the shoulder blades and a cloth front that holds the lower frame to the body. Front shoulder straps hold the upper back against the frame. Some designs may also include a chest pad.
- Loosen the straps to make application easier.
- Insert one arm through the top strap, as you would apply a shirt. Once in place, insert the other arm.
- Align the frame around the pelvis with the lower aspect of the corset front sitting at the top of the pubic bone.
- Tighten the straps around the pelvic section.
- Tighten the shoulder straps so that the shoulders are held firmly against the back frame of the orthosis.
Use and Care:
The cloth front can be removed for cleaning. This should be hand washed in a mild detergent, rinsed well, and air-dried. If the back frame is covered with leather, it can be wiped with a damp cloth to clean. The leather should not be soaked as it may become brittle and crack.
If any questions or concerns arise, please consult your Orthotist or Physician.