You have just received a brace for either scoliosis or kyphosis. The first few weeks will be a time of adjustment for you and your parents. Focus on what you can do and not on what you cannot do. Use common sense and please feel free to call if you have any questions.
Common Skin Problems
Skin problems often occur because the brace is not tight enough and can shift, causing constant rubbing on the skin or wrinkles in the T-shirt. Make sure the brace is very snug and is on correctly.
Your brace may be removed for certain activities. Please discuss this with your doctor or the nurse.
Schedule for Wearing Brace
Because your brace may be uncomfortable at first, this schedule is set up to allow for gradual adjustment to your brace. This allows time for your skin and body to adjust to your brace. You are expected to reach wearing time as ordered by your physician. During this time, observe any brace/skin problems.
Day 1 } On 2 hours on return home
Day 2 } On 2 hours; off 1/2 hour; on 2 hours = 4 hours
Day 3-4 } On 2 hours; time off; on 4 hours; time off = 6 hours
Day 5 } On 2 hours; off until bedtime; then sleep in it 8 hours = 10 hours
Day 6-7 } On 4 hours; off until bedtime; then sleep in it 8 hours = 12 hours
Day 8-9 } On 6 hours; off until bedtime; then sleep in it 8 hours = 14 hours
Day 10-11 } On 8 hours; off until bedtime; then sleep in it 8 hours = 16 hours
Day 12-13 } On 20 hours total; off 4 hours = 20 hours
Day 14+ } On 23 hours per day; off 1 hour = 23 hours
Please call for follow-up appointment 2-3 weeks after brace delivery.
For Further Information About TLSO, Call:
205-638-5785 — Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. till 4 p.m., Follow-up Appointments
205-638-6208 — Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. till 5 p.m., Orthopeadic Clinic/Nurse
205-638-9836 — Pediatric Orthopaedics Office