Physiological labor is a process that is not susceptible to prediction at all. Often the result of unsuccessful labor activity are various disorders in the body of the newborn. No child is immune from the occurrence of complications during childbirth.Even with a fairly high level of modern medicine, this is the case. The most numerous type of injury at birth is damage to the cervical vertebra. It entails pain and uncomfortable condition of the baby. In this case, it is necessary to urgently take measures to eliminate complications and disability. If such damage occurs, the doctor will prescribe the wearing of a tire-lock. It is called the “Trench collar for newborns”. The reviews of moms of young patients are mostly positive, because the purpose of this collar is to correct the resulting or congenital deficiency.
What is the collar of Shantz
The collar of the Trench for newborns is a kind of fixing device that removes the load from the cervical vertebrae of the newborn. Due to this support, the main functions of the spinal column are restored faster.Parents of young patients who have been assigned such a fixer are worried in different ways. How to make the right choice of children's orthopedic collar? How to wear it? Does it bring discomfort to the baby? How to choose the right size? So, about everything in order.
The collar of the Schantz is a circle of foam material, at the ends of which there are velcro to help adjust the diameter of the collar. This lock has another name - tire. It performs an important therapeutic function: it leads to the normal position of the vertebrae of the cervical spine. This is necessary because sufficient blood circulation is created only in the right state, this allows the baby to feel comfortable and, accordingly, contributes to its healthy development.
Indications for wearing
The decision on the appointment of wearing such an orthopedic device is made only by the doctor if there are certain indications. It normalizes the work of the muscles. However, as a drawback, addiction can occur, which will lead to muscular atrophy. In normal condition, the baby must hold the head by 2 months. But with the wrong wearing of the collar muscles do not cope with the function assigned to them.
The indications for wearing a Schantz collar for newborns are injuries during childbirth that are associated with damage to the cervical spine. This pathology leads to impaired blood circulation, which causes various motor disorders, central nervous system depression syndrome, and hyperexcitability. In more severe cases, deformation of the face occurs, and all can result in disability.
Diagnosing an injury and using a collar provides relief from unhealthy effects. The orthopedic collar of the Trench for newborns provides a restriction of the movements of the cervical vertebral part. Thus, conditions are created for the restoration of the functions of the cervical vertebrae and the normalization of cerebral circulation.
Collar Trench for newborns: sizes
An orthopedic device for a newborn is definitely chosen a certain size, because a short one will cause an uncomfortable state when turning on its side, and too long will not be able to fulfill the therapeutic purpose to the extent necessary. Kids are born on this light with different anthropometric data, therefore, the length of the neck, they have different. The orthopedic consultant doctor will competently measure the length of the children's cervix and select the appropriate tire size. The height of a children's collar Shantsa varies within 3-5 cm.
Rules for putting a trench collar on a newborn
When putting on a bandage on the neck of a newborn, be extremely careful. It must be borne in mind that the most prominent place of the orthopedic device should be under the chin. Visually, it seems that the collar lifts the chin and slightly lengthens the neck. The next step will be to wrap the collar of the Shantsa for newborns (the photo for consideration is presented below) around the neck and fix it on the back surface with velcro (Velcro tape).It should also be remembered that between the surface of the neck and the collar should fit the index finger. To ensure the correctness of the overlay tires, it is recommended to focus on the jagged edge of the Velcro, which should be in the bottom, and a smooth edge, respectively, in the upper part. In another case, the Velcro will damage the delicate skin of the baby.
NB: you need to clearly know how to properly put on a trench collar to a newborn, otherwise this device will not provide the necessary therapeutic conditions.
Dates of wearing
Often, the collar of the Trench for newborns begins to be applied on the very first day of life, and the terms for its use are determined by the doctor purely individually. Basically, this period lasts 30 days, but sometimes the doctor attributes his longer use. Children with the presence of torticollis or subluxation of the vertebrae are permanently wearing a collar, it can only be removed during bathing or washing (in this embodiment, it is even recommended to have a second collar for replacement). In other cases, it is necessary to wear a newborn fixture immediately after a massage session or therapeutic corrective physical education.
There is a misconception that an infant who is assigned to constantly carry a device often has a delay in the ability to hold his head. Correctly selected collar Trench for newborns does not harm the baby. Some lag may be due to the delay in the development of the central nervous system of the baby, but not at all wearing the corrective device.
Collar Care Rules
Applying the trench collar for newborns, it is necessary to constantly monitor its purity. The tire is washed by hand in cold water. After washing and rinsing the device is dried in the expanded version. It is forbidden to wash in automatic machines, to carry out automatic drying and near heat sources so that the tire does not lose its shape. The skin under the collar should be dry and clean.
The presented article provides information for mothers on how to use a Trench collar for newborns. Reviews of wearing corrective devices indicate that its effectiveness is high enough and helps to cope with the effects of birth injuries.