Two-panel surgical rib belts help stabilize rib and sternum fractures by limiting expansion through compression. They provide comfort and encourage more controlled breathing to help reduce pain. Rib belts also provide support and compression to the muscles and soft tissues of the rib cage weakened by strain, trauma, overuse, inactivity or surgery. Material can be cut without unraveling to accommodate drainage tubes. Hook-compatible exterior allows for a large range of adjustability and easy application. The paneled hinge-stitch creates two separate panels for a conforming, tapered fit. Plush lining. Latex free. Six inch height. Female rib belt is designed with a contoured fit around the bust line.