GB2094631A - Support belt - Google Patents

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GB2094631A
GB2094631A GB8108297A GB8108297A GB2094631A GB 2094631 A GB2094631 A GB 2094631A GB 8108297 A GB8108297 A GB 8108297A GB 8108297 A GB8108297 A GB 8108297A GB 2094631 A GB2094631 A GB 2094631A
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    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
    • A61FFILTERS IMPLANTABLE INTO BLOOD VESSELS; PROSTHESES; DEVICES PROVIDING PATENCY TO, OR PREVENTING COLLAPSING OF, TUBULAR STRUCTURES OF THE BODY, e.g. STENTS; ORTHOPAEDIC, NURSING OR CONTRACEPTIVE DEVICES; FOMENTATION; TREATMENT OR PROTECTION OF EYES OR EARS; BANDAGES, DRESSINGS OR ABSORBENT PADS; FIRST-AID KITS
    • A61F5/00Orthopaedic methods or devices for non-surgical treatment of bones or joints; Nursing devices; Anti-rape devices
    • A61F5/01Orthopaedic devices, e.g. splints, casts or braces
    • A61F5/02Orthopaedic corsets
    • A61F5/028Braces for providing support to the lower back, e.g. lumbo sacral supports

Abstract

A support belt for the treatment of back injuries comprises a flexible belt 10 secured around a patient's trunk and has a pad which is sufficiently pliable to mould naturally to the shape of the patient's sacro-iliac or lumbo-sacral region at body temperature. The pad is generally shield shaped, is made of a foamed closed-cell cross-linked polyethylene of density 40-110 kg/m<3> and is located in a pocket in the flexible belt. <IMAGE>

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SPECIFICATION S 52 The present invention relates to a support belt for the lower back which may be worn by people suffering from sacro-iliac or lumbo-sacral injury to enable them to carry on working.
Traditionally support belts for the lower back have used steels bent to the shape of the back of a patient to impart the necessary stiffness. More recently there has been proposed a belt having a pad of "Orthoplast" which is heated to a temperature of 8û-90 C and then moulded to the shape of an individual's back by a trained fitter.
The present invention provides a flexible belt adapted to be secured around a patient's trunk and having a pad which is sufficiently pliable to mould naturally to the shape of the patient's sacro-iliac or lumbo-sacral region at body temperature and which is made of a foamed closed-cell cross-linked polyethylene of density 40-110 kg/m3, the pad being located in a pocket in the flexible belt.
An embodiment of the invention will now be described, by way of example only, with reference to the accompanying drawings, in which: Figure 1 is a top perspective view of a belt according to the invention; Figure 2 is a rear view of the belt; and Figure 3 is a rear view of a support pad which fits into a pocket in the belt.
In Figure 1 a belt 10 of flexible rubbericotton woven elastic webbing increases smoothly from a minimum depth of about 90 mm at its ends to about 190 mm at its centre. One end 11 of the belt is provided with a metal ring 12 through which a strap 13 on the other end 14 of the belt can be passed, the strap being held in place during use by any suitable means eg. areas 16 of "Velcro" self-fastening material. The belt is finished at its upper and lower ends by bindings 17.
The centre (in use the rear) of the belt is formed with an open pocket which receives a generally shield-shaped pad of depth about 165 mm, of width about 180 mm and of thickness about 12 mm formed of"Plastazote" (a cross-linked polyethylene manufactured by BXL) in a density of 40-50 kglm3. It has been found by experimental trial that this material has the required density texture and resilience and is mouldable by body heat. The pad may be backed by a rigid plastics panel shaped to conform to the sacro-iliac or lumbo-sacral regions which are the most prone to mechanical stress damage. But the backing panel can be obtained from a stock of preformed panels and the Plastazote pad is sufficiently pliable to mould naturally to the patient's back so that the services of a trained fitter to fit the belt to the patient are not required.

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1. A support belt for the treatment of back injuries comprising a flexible belt adapted to be secured around a patient's trunk and having a pad which is sufficiently pliable to mould naturally to the shape of the patient's sacro-iliac or lumbo-sacral region at body temperature and which is made of a foamed closed-call cross-linked polyethylene of density 40-110 kg/m3, the pad being located in a pocket in the flexible belt.
2. A belt according to claim 1 made from a woven fabric of rubber and cotton.
3. A belt according to claim 1 or 2 of depth increasing from about 90 mm at the ends to about 190 mm at the central (back) region.
4. A belt according to any preceding claim wherein the pad is generally shield-shaped.
5. A belt according to any preceding claim formed with an open pocket into which the pad fits.
6. A belt according to any preceding claim further comprising a rigid backing member shaped to conform to the sacro-iliac or lumbo-sacral region.
7. A support belt according to claim 1 substantially as hereinbefore described and as illustrated.
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Cited By (5)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
EP0479014A1 (en) * 1990-10-01 1992-04-08 FERD. HAUBER GmbH &amp; CO. KG Inflatable air cushion for orthopedic devices such as support bandages
WO1997025008A1 (en) * 1996-01-10 1997-07-17 Bsn Services Gmbh Produkte Für Den Gesunden Rücken Back support belt
WO2001056516A1 (en) * 2000-02-07 2001-08-09 Nadia Kylberg Bandage for orthopaedic use
US8591445B2 (en) 2006-04-04 2013-11-26 Richard J. Serola Sacroiliac belt and composite structure
CN110225731A (en) * 2017-01-16 2019-09-10 有限会社Q·O·L Rumpbone pressing piece and rumpbone press unit

Cited By (7)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
EP0479014A1 (en) * 1990-10-01 1992-04-08 FERD. HAUBER GmbH &amp; CO. KG Inflatable air cushion for orthopedic devices such as support bandages
WO1997025008A1 (en) * 1996-01-10 1997-07-17 Bsn Services Gmbh Produkte Für Den Gesunden Rücken Back support belt
WO2001056516A1 (en) * 2000-02-07 2001-08-09 Nadia Kylberg Bandage for orthopaedic use
US8591445B2 (en) 2006-04-04 2013-11-26 Richard J. Serola Sacroiliac belt and composite structure
US9326883B2 (en) 2006-04-04 2016-05-03 Richard J. Serola Sacroiliac belt and composite structure
US9675492B2 (en) 2006-04-04 2017-06-13 Richard J. Serola Sacroiliac belt and composite structure
CN110225731A (en) * 2017-01-16 2019-09-10 有限会社Q·O·L Rumpbone pressing piece and rumpbone press unit

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