CurVest Z- New Side Zipper Design

Easier Thoracotomy Dressing Changes With New CurVestZ

FEATURED: Profile view of CurVest Z

PHOENIX, AZ – July 2017- Surgeons and nurses asked and CureVentions listened. The newest post-operative vest, the CurVest Z, features easy access side zippers for effortless thoracotomy dressing changes.


The CurVest Z still comes equipped with everything that the traditional CurVest has: double adjustable shoulder straps, a frontal hook and eye closure with a padded zipper, a stay-put waist band, full torso compression, JP drain tube holes, dual keeper pockets, and fabric treated with SILVADUR™ antimicrobial to inhibit the growth of bacteria. However, the newly added option of full length side zippers on the CurVest Z makes those hard-to-reach thoracic wound dressing changes much simpler.

The zippered design is simply brilliance, coupling functionality and accessibility. One of the top complaints from hospital staff regarding post-op compression garments is that patients are often relatively immobile, causing dressing changes to be challenging and time consuming. That’s why the CureVentions team revisited the drawing board, establishing the CurVest Z. 

FEATURED: CurVest Z with fully cushioned side zippers and hook and eye closure

The CurVest Z was designed to make dressing changes as convenient as possible without the hassle of full vest removal. Outfitted with additional side hook-and-eye closures as well, the compression remains that of medical grade and fits snug to the torso for guaranteed patient stability and security. Learn more at

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CureVentions Launches Pectus emBrace™

Newest Pectus Carinatum Brace Revolutionizes the O&P World

PHOENIX, AZ – March 2017-  After two years of research and development, CureVentions officially introduced their newest innovation for pediatric patients diagnosed with Pectus Carinatum- the Pectus emBrace™. The Pectus emBrace™ is transforming the current bracing method by integrating a one hundred percent non-metal system with a remarkably low profile design. The brace also claims exceptional comfort, which leads to extended wearing time and ultimately accelerated treatment times.

“We wanted to challenge and improve the current bracing method while still using compression as our means of correction.” says Joseph S. Pongratz, CPO, FAAOP, and Founder of CureVentions. “The Pectus emBrace™ does just that and we are thrilled to introduce an innovation with kid’s comfort and treatment in mind.”

Due to its maximal comfort and sleek yet effective design, patients have continuously seen great results in virtually no time. The metal free nature of the device adds to its success in that children can maintain full mobility and participate in physical activities without any restrictions or ever having to remove it. “The more comfortable the brace, the more it is worn, and the quicker the overall correction is.” says Pongratz.

Patient ‘John Smith’ visited a Pediatric Surgeon in December of 2016 and was told that his Pectus Carinatum required surgical treatment. With the Pectus emBrace™ and four months time, John’s visual prominence improved in its entirety, notably enough to conclude his treatment. His success – along with several others – is not only a profound stepping stone for CureVentions, but also for the way in which all Pectus Carinatum braces will be designed in the future.

Image: Patient featured wearing the Pectus emBrace while partaking in physical activity.Courtesy of Pongratz Orthotics & Prosthetics

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