ATE—Anterior Thoracic Extension

Orthomerica’s new modular ATE interfaces seamlessly with the industry leading California® Soft Spinal System, Airback® and our other pre-fabricated spinal modules. It also easily attaches to custom bi-valve LSOs or TLSOs.


  • Promotes thoracic extension
  • Anatomically designed to make total contact in the pectoral grooves
  • Available in two sizes to provide precise positioning for patients of any height
  • Dual sliding height adjustments allow separate positioning of the pectoral pad placement and distal attachment point
  • Shoulder straps facilitate thoracic extension


  • No discomfort over the sternum
  • Lightweight
  • Standard 2″ or optional 3″ pectoral pads


  • Contourable slotted bar made from 3/16″ aluminum
  • ATE sternal shell can be re-contoured with heat


  • Complete attachment plate assembly included as a kit for your custom applications
  • Attachment base provides strong fixation without bulk
  • Height adjustments are simple using a Phillips screwdriver
  • Proximal component shape allows easy contouring for a precise fit without affecting the slotted adjustment bar

Indications for adding an ATE to a custom or pre-fabricated spinal orthosis:

  • Compression fractures
  • Anterior or posterior spinal fusions
  • Rotational spinal control
  • Osteoporosis
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Disc space infections
  • Spinal Metastasis
  • Schuermann’s Kyphosis
SizeStandard Model #Hybrids

3″ Pectoral Pad Option: .03 suffix (2013.03 etc.)