STEP

Sternal Thoracic Extension Plate

L1220

SHOWN WITH STERNAL PLATE

STEP I

Height Range
12 5/8” – 22 5/8”

Adjustable height with bendable bar to adjust sternal plate angle

STEP FP

Height Range
14” – 22”

Adjustable height with precision adjustable sternal plate angle

SHOWN WITH FLOATING PECTORAL PADS

Attaching a STEP to a spinal brace will raise its extensive force to the sternal-notch level.

Fitting the STEP is simple. To adjust the STEP height, slide the bars. To adjust the extension angle, bend the bars (STEP I) or reset the joint (STEP-FP). STEP-I has a greater height range; STEP-FP is quicker to adjust. The shoulder/axilla straps feature quick-release buckles for easier donning.

There are two STEP tops: Sternal Plate (above left) or Floating Pectoral Pads (above right). Both avoid the sternum and apply comfortable pressure to the pectoral muscles.

STEPs come preinstalled on some TLSOs. They may also be added to custom body jackets.

Specifications

  • Sternal Comfort
    • No sternal pressure
    • Pressure on pecs only
    • Neck relief by design
  • Height Ranges (pubis to sternal notch)
    • STEP-I: 12 5/8” – 22 5/8”
    • STEP-FP: 14” – 22”
    • Shorter/taller variations available
  • Adjustable shoulder/axilla straps

PDAC Approved

  • L1220

Variations

  • STEP I
    • Greater vertical range
    • Extension adjustment requires bending aluminum.
  • STEP FP
    • Quick-adjust extension.
    • Multiple height adjustments
  • STEP I & FP are available with
    • Sternal Plate … or
    • Floating Pectoral Pads
      • Both offer sternal and neck relief.
        • Both available without straps.