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Mayo Clinic study: Ossur's collars superior in immobilization and reduction of pressure
Date:12/12/2007

ropriate collar for a patient. It is estimated that pressure ulcers cost $20,000US per incident.

Study Findings:

While all collars significantly restricted CROM in all planes, the Philadelphia and the Miami J were found to be the most restrictive. The Aspen collar was the least restrictive for flexion and rotation. The Miami J and the Miami J/Occian back had the lowest levels of mandibular and occipital pressure. The studys conclusions state that Ossurs collars may markedly reduce the risk of occipital pressure ulcers without compromising immobilization.


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