A soft collar is made of foam rubber covered with stockinette. The soft collar will be used for patients who have pain in the neck due to strain or stress. It acts as a reminder for the patient to not flex his/her neck through a sensory feedback. It could be made to measure or pre-made with fastens lay-on Velcro at the posterior of the neck.
In some cases the Velcro strap will be adjusted so that the patients cannot don or doff the collar themselves. Therefore, either side opening or side–front opening will be used for rheumatoid patients who have difficulty in fastening back straps.
A hard collar provides a more effective way of controlling flexion and extension of the cervical vertebrae of the spine. It is made of padded polyethylene.
A Philadelphia collar is bivalved. It is made of plastazote and reinforced with rigid anterior and posterior plastic strips. It easy to fit and adjust on the patient. It comes with different sizes and depths.
Halo Ring Brace