Thoraco-pelvic orthosis: A portable and removable bassinet for secure patient immobilization after primary bladder exstrophy closure

Marco Castagnetti, Alfredo Berrettini, Francesco Beniamin, Waifro Rigamonti

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Abstract

A portable and removable thoraco-pelvic orthosis for patient immobilization after neonatal primary bladder exstrophy closure is described. The device is made of a polyethylene shell, moulded at 170°C, coated inside with a 5 mm pad of plastazote and works applying a constant gentle pressure on the hips.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1229-1232
Number of pages4
JournalPediatric Surgery International
Volume26
Issue number12
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2010

Keywords

  • Bladder exstrophy
  • Dehiscence
  • Immobilization
  • Orthosis
  • Pelvic diastasis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Surgery

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