The Minerva brace is a cervical and upper thoracic orthosis. It provides good orthotic control of the neck. There are many instances where Minerva brce can be used. For example severe whiplash injury or fracture of the vertebra or lower cervical fusion.
The Minerva orthosis has a rigid plastic posterior section that goes from the base of the skull down to the midtrunk. There is a solid chest piece in the front that is attached to the back along the sides with Velcro straps that can be adjusted.