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Undershirts for spinal orthosesUUndershirts for spinal orthosesUndershirts for spinal orthosesEnglishOrthopaedics/MusculoskeletalPre-teen (9-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)SpineSkeletal systemNon-drug treatmentCaregivers Adult (19+)NA2009-12-29T05:00:00ZThe Certified Orthotists at the Centre for Orthotics and Medical Devices7.0000000000000066.0000000000000415.000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>A spinal orthosis is worn over a cotton undershirt. Read about making stockinette undershirts.</p><p>A <a href="/Article?contentid=974&language=English">spinal orthosis</a>is worn over a cotton undershirt. For girls, the orthosis is worn over the bra and a cotton undershirt. It is sometimes difficult to find seamless 100% cotton undershirts that are long and snug enough.</p> <figure> <span class="asset-image-title">Stockinette undershirt</span> <img src="https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/akhassets/stockinette_undershirt_EQUIP_ILL_EN.jpg" alt="" /> <figcaption class="asset-image-caption">Cotton undershirts are worn under the orthosis, and over the bra and underpants. It should be long enough to come well below the orthosis. An undershirt made from cotton stockinette is shown here.</figcaption> </figure><h2>Key points</h2> <ul> <li>A spinal orthosis is worn over a cotton undershirt.</li> <li>You can buy cotton undershirts, or make your own from cotton stockinette.</li> <li>You can also use undershirts or T-shirts made from other breathable fabrics.</li> </ul><h2>At SickKids</h2><p>Rolls of tubular 100% cotton stockinette can be purchased from The Centre for Orthotics. Rolls are 25 yards long (about 23 metres) and will make 25 to 30 undershirts.</p><p>Ready-made undershirts made with COOLMAX material are also available to be purchased from The Centre for Orthotics. </p><p>All proceeds from orthotic treatment at The Centre for Orthotics go to support patient care and research at SickKids. For more information, please see <a href="/_layouts/15/Catalog.aspx?Url=https%3A%2F%2Fauthoring%2Eaboutkidshealth%2Eca%2Fakh%2FPages%2Fwww%2Ecentrefororthotics%2Eca">www.centrefororthotics.ca.</a><br></p>
Maillots de corps pour les orthèses vertébralesMMaillots de corps pour les orthèses vertébralesUndershirts for spinal orthosesFrenchOrthopaedics/MusculoskeletalPre-teen (9-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)SpineSkeletal systemNon-drug treatmentCaregivers Adult (19+)NA2009-12-29T05:00:00ZThe Certified Orthotists at the Centre for Orthotics and Medical Devices7.0000000000000066.0000000000000415.000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>Une orthèse vertébrale se porte par-dessus d’un maillot de corps en coton. Apprenez comment fabriquer des maillots de corps en jersey.</p><p>Une <a href="/Article?contentid=974&language=French">orthèse vertébrale</a>se porte par-dessus un maillot de corps en coton. Chez les filles, l’orthèse se porte par dessus un soutien-gorge et un maillot de corps. Il est parfois difficile de trouver des maillots de corps entièrement en coton et sans couture qui sont assez longs et assez serrés. </p> <figure><span class="asset-image-title">Tricot de corps en mousseline</span> <img src="https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/akhassets/stockinette_undershirt_EQUIP_ILL_EN.jpg" alt="" /><figcaption class="asset-image-caption">Il faut porter un maillot de corps en coton sous l'orthèse et par-dessus le soutien-gorge et les culottes ou caleçons. Le maillot de corps doit être assez long pour bien dépasser de l'orthèse. Voici un exemple de maillot de corps en jersey tubulaire en coton.</figcaption> </figure><h2>À re​tenir</h2> <ul><li>Une orthèse vertébrale se porte au-dessus d’un maillot de corps en coton. </li><li>Vous pouvez acheter des maillots de coton ou les fabriquer vous-même en jersey tubulaire. </li><li>Vous pouvez aussi utiliser des maillots ou des T-shirts fabriqués d’autres tissus qui respirent. </li></ul><h2>À l’hôpital SickKids :</h2> <p>Vous pouvez acheter des rouleaux de jersey tubulaire entièrement en coton auprès du Centre d’orthétique. Les rouleaux mesurent 25 verges (environ 23 mètres) et permettent de fabriquer de 25 à 30 maillots.</p> <p>Des maillots déjà fabriqués avec du matériau COOLMAX® peuvent aussi être achetés au Centre d’orthétique.</p> <p>Tous les profits des traitements orthétiques du Centre d’orthétique sont destinés aux soins des patients et la recherche à l’hôpital SickKids. Pour plus de renseignements, consultez le site à l’adresse <a href="http://www.centrefororthotics.ca/" target="_blank">www.centrefororthotics.ca</a>.</p>

 

 

Undershirts for spinal orthoses1119.00000000000Undershirts for spinal orthosesUndershirts for spinal orthosesUEnglishOrthopaedics/MusculoskeletalPre-teen (9-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)SpineSkeletal systemNon-drug treatmentCaregivers Adult (19+)NA2009-12-29T05:00:00ZThe Certified Orthotists at the Centre for Orthotics and Medical Devices7.0000000000000066.0000000000000415.000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>A spinal orthosis is worn over a cotton undershirt. Read about making stockinette undershirts.</p><p>A <a href="/Article?contentid=974&language=English">spinal orthosis</a>is worn over a cotton undershirt. For girls, the orthosis is worn over the bra and a cotton undershirt. It is sometimes difficult to find seamless 100% cotton undershirts that are long and snug enough.</p> <figure> <span class="asset-image-title">Stockinette undershirt</span> <img src="https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/akhassets/stockinette_undershirt_EQUIP_ILL_EN.jpg" alt="" /> <figcaption class="asset-image-caption">Cotton undershirts are worn under the orthosis, and over the bra and underpants. It should be long enough to come well below the orthosis. An undershirt made from cotton stockinette is shown here.</figcaption> </figure><h2>Key points</h2> <ul> <li>A spinal orthosis is worn over a cotton undershirt.</li> <li>You can buy cotton undershirts, or make your own from cotton stockinette.</li> <li>You can also use undershirts or T-shirts made from other breathable fabrics.</li> </ul><h2>Instructions for making stockinette undershirts</h2> <p>Stockinette is a seamless, stretchy, knitted fabric used for making undergarments to wear under orthoses. Its tubular shape is worn around the body. There are two ways to make undershirts from cotton stockinette:</p> <ol> <li>Cut a piece of stockinette to fit the length from your shoulder to just above the knees. Starting 3½ inches from one end of the stockinette, cut two half-circle slits for the armholes (5 to 7 inches in diameter). The neck can be cut into a half-circle as well, just like a regular undershirt. The raw edges can be turned under and stitched, if desired. OR:</li> <li>Cut a piece of stockinette to fit the length from your shoulder to just above the knees. Sew a length of elastic around the opening at one end. When putting on the orthosis, pull the elastic end up high under your arms. Put on and do up the orthosis, then fold the extra stockinette down over the top of the orthosis.</li> </ol> <p>Stockinette is 100% cotton and will shrink up to 15 cm (6 inches). Allow for this much shrinkage when cutting undershirts. Before cutting the whole stockinette roll into undershirts, cut 2 or 3 undershirts first and wash them. This will give you an idea of how much shrinkage to expect.</p> <h2>Washing instructions</h2> <p>Place your stockinette undershirts in a mesh bag or pillow case for machine washing. Wash in lukewarm or cold water in the washing machine. Use mild, non-perfumed detergent. Do not use liquid fabric softener, as it clogs the spaces in between the fibres that wick away moisture. Use a cool tumble cycle in the dryer or hang to dry. Do not use bleach.</p> <h2>COOLMAX undershirts</h2> <p>These seamless, breathable undershirts wick away moisture from the body and keep you cool. Breathable sports T-shirts are also an option. If they have seams, you may try turning them inside out. </p> <p>Speak to your orthotist for more information about cotton stockinette or ready-made undershirts.</p><h2>At SickKids</h2><p>Rolls of tubular 100% cotton stockinette can be purchased from The Centre for Orthotics. Rolls are 25 yards long (about 23 metres) and will make 25 to 30 undershirts.</p><p>Ready-made undershirts made with COOLMAX material are also available to be purchased from The Centre for Orthotics. </p><p>All proceeds from orthotic treatment at The Centre for Orthotics go to support patient care and research at SickKids. For more information, please see <a href="/_layouts/15/Catalog.aspx?Url=https%3A%2F%2Fauthoring%2Eaboutkidshealth%2Eca%2Fakh%2FPages%2Fwww%2Ecentrefororthotics%2Eca">www.centrefororthotics.ca.</a><br></p>https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/akhassets/stockinette_undershirt_EQUIP_ILL_EN.jpgUndershirts for spinal orthoses

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