Patent Number: 6,254,560

Title: Cervical collars

Abstract: A cervical collar in which a sternum brace has an extension extending below the clavicle of the patient and to which a footplate is attached so that the footplate rests on the sternum of the patient. Also, certain components of the cervical collar, for example a jaw support and the sternum brace, are secured together to permit relative sliding movement between these components. Further, to accommodate the differences in the anatomy of a child from the anatomy of adult, the jaw support is mounted to the sternum brace so that the jaw support is disposed below the shoulder of a patient and an occipital support is mounted to a back support at an angle greater than forty-five degrees.

Inventors: Tweardy; Lisa A. G. (Thalwil, CH), Burns; Clay A. (New York, NY), Ulrich; Karl T. (Narberth, PA)

Assignee: The Jerome Group, Inc.

International Classification: A61F 5/04 (20060101); A61F 5/055 (20060101); A61F 005/00 ()

Expiration Date: 07/03/2018