B/S Brace Story
Thousands of people tend to have painful curved, involuted and ingrown toenails. Their degree of pain is often high and accompanied with months if not years of suffering. The knowledge of these problems and the realization that classic chiropody treatment could not offer all the answers gave Bernd Stolz the idea of looking for an alternative, highly effective solution.
“Bernd Stolz began his career as a chiropodist at the age of 14, in his parents’ company. A year later he learned how to use the Ross Fraser bilateral orthonyxie brace. Despite its success in therapy he soon concerned himself with its disadvantages. Following a partial resection of an ingrown nail it is not possible to use one of these corrective braces because the hooks of the wire brace have to be inserted under the nail fold at the edge. A further disadvantage of these hooks is the strong pain they cause, especially when the nail fold is inflamed. This is a very serious problem, particularly for diabetics who cannot define pain very clearly. And then he had a thought: “It must be possible to apply a nail brace without using these hooks.” The idea was born; next it had to be executed technically. After going through all the possible scenarios it turned out that the most feasible solution would be to stick the brace to the nail. However, finding the right material proved very difficult. Experiments with metal braces did not lead to the desired effect. Nor did conventional plastic achieve the success he hoped for. Finally, Duroplast strengthened with fibre glass led to the breakthrough!” (Bernd Stolz, 2016 www.bsspange.de).
B/S Brace Corrective Concept
For over two decades, the B/S-brace has been available as a tried-and tested therapy concept for the gentle treatment of involuted and ingrown toenails. Made of synthetic fibre glass, it is ground with the aid of computer technology to a thickness of exactly two thousandth of a millimetre. This material meets the high specific criteria for stability and elasticity, as well as being easy to use when applied by a chiropodist or podiatrist.
The B/S-brace is manufactured in six useful sizes and works according to the same principle as a leaf spring. This means that by applying the flat brace to an involuted or ingrown toenail, the brace’s resetting force is transferred directly to the nail.
The physical law of pressure and counter pressure is crucial for the required nail correction and illimination of pain. This works automatically when the B/S-brace is applied, especially as the tension of the brace can be reduced slightly as needed. With this method, the treated nail is gently and carefully lifted out of the nail fold.
"Professional. Precise. Patient-orientated. Consistent in consultation, service and distribution". With this in mind the Bernd Stolz Company has been researching and manufacturing at the company’s headquarters in Amberg for over two decades. As an owner-operated company, they make a point of working closely with their partners.
As well as being well represented on the national market, the sales network also covers over 30 countries worldwide. The competence of the whole team and the further development of our products are crucial for this success. Committed to the original at all times!
Checking the bending strength with the use of computer technology, magnet inductive controlling of the thickness and permanent testing of the adhesive power are just three of the many criteria which have ensured the B/S-brace remains an effective and safe method of eliminating pain. Even very extreme problems can be solved in a gentle way – thanks to B/S-brace technology.
The CE-mark and risk analysis according to DIN EN 14971 document the consistent precision and reliable function of B/S-braces.