PAL™ Swing-Away Lateral Supports

PAL™ Swing-Away Lateral Supports

PAL (Positive Action Lateral) swing-away thoracic supports complement Icon and Evolution Back systems.
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VARILITE PAL swing-away thoracic supports are designed to complement Icon and Evolution Back systems. PAL (Positive Action Lateral) supports allow hinge angle, pad rotation, and horizontal pad adjustments for a precise fit.

Push Button Mechanism
Easily activated push button unlocks the PAL swing-away hinge mechanism. PAL positive locking action indicates when the hinge is securely locked. Push button may be mounted in the up or down position. PAL hinge provides up to 225 degrees of swing. Easy hinge angle adjustment for precise fit. Loosen a set screw on the underside of the hinge, rotate the hinge to desired angle, and tighten the screw.

Pad Bracket
Constructed of steel for strength, PAL pad bracket attaches to the pad. To adjust vertical pad rotation, loosen the two screws attaching the pad bracket to the hinge, rotate pad bracket +/- 10 degrees, and tighten screws. Pad brackets are available in short, long and offset sizes.

PAL pads are available in contoured or linear styles, in three sizes. Closed-cell foam with a steel insert. Slots in steel insert allow horizontal pad adjustment. Pad foam is protected with a removable, machine washable cover. PAL pads can be modified by a qualified professional.

Shell Bracket
Constructed of steel, PAL shell bracket is contoured to mount on the inside of a VARILITE Evolution Back regular or tall shell. Low profile bracket is less than 1/8” thick. PAL shell brackets can be modified by a qualified professional.

Fixed lateral supports are available for situations when a swing-away lateral is not required. Fixed lateral supports consist of shell bracket, pad bracket and pad.

Note: To determine HCPCS Code, Item Number, and MSRP, you must first configure this product.


VARILITE provides a warranty on all new products. Please read the Limited Warranty, Limitations of Remedies and Liability for the U.S. and Canada for more information about the terms of warranty.

If a problem arises with your VARILITE product, please call our Customer Service Department at (800) 827-4548. All warranty claims will be handled promptly.

You can also start a warranty claim with us by filling out the online Return Authorization Form below.  Warranty issues are commonly evaluated via photos and to do that, please select “I have a warranty/repair questions” when you start your claim.   

If you would prefer to send your product back to us, it will require a Return Authorization (RA) number prior to sending the product in for repair or replacement. To expedite the handling of your return, please follow the guidelines below: 

  • Write the RA number clearly on the outside of the shipping carton. 

  • Fill out the RA form completely. 

  • Do not send cushion covers. 

  • To protect the health of our employees, please clean used cushions before shipping. Soiled cushions will not be evaluated and a $20 handling fee will be charged. Cushions can be wiped clean with a damp rag and sprayed with a disenfectant such as Lysol. 

Please refer to the Return and Repair Policy for complete instructions.

Return Authorizaton Form