Preferred back brace for my lumbar reconstruction patients returning to snow sports or motorcycle use
For patients of mine who, at one year (minimum) following anterior (+/- posterior) lumbar reconstruction, wish to return to snow sports or riding their motorcycles:
- Don’t forget my spinal health recommendations given to you in writing following your surgery under my care. They are key to minimising any adjacent segment deterioration;
- Wear a back brace (lumbar support brace) such as this (below) when skiing, snowboarding, or motorcycle riding. It may add some useful support/protection. This 3M Futuro brace is my preferred orthotic/ lumbar/ low back support brace;
- Exercise the expected care/precautions.