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Journal Abstract
Results of SpineCor dynamic bracing for idiopathic scoliosis
Aleksander Szwed , Maciej Kołban , Michał Jałoszewski
Ortop Traumatol Rehabil 2009; 11(5):427-432
ICID: 898073
Article type: Original article
IC™ Value: 7.53
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Abstract Background Orthopaedic bracing is used in conservative treatment of spinal curvatures. Apart from rigid braces, SpineCor dynamic braces with a flexible design have recently become available. The idea behind dynamic bracing is that derotational and correcting forces are transmitted via a system of corrective bands. The essence of this technique is maintenance of spine mobility while effecting a position in which all components of the three-plane deformity are corrected. The aim of this study is to evaluate early outcomes of SpineCor dynamic brace treatment for idiopathic scoliosis according to SRS methodology and criteria. Material and methods The study group included 50 patients who were using SpineCor braces due to idiopathic scoliosis. The indication for bracing was the finding of a >15 spinal curvature in skeletally immature patients (Risser grade 0-3). Correction or stabilization of the scoliosis (Cobb angle change of +/- 5°) were recognised as positive outcomes, while a negative outcome was defined as progression of the curve of more than 5° or to a value necessitating operative treatment. The study group was divided into subgroups at enrolment, according to gender and degree of scoliosis.
Results In the entire study group, correction was demonstrated in 24 patients (48%), stabilization in 14 (28%) and progression in spite of bracing occurred in 7 patients (14%). Five patients in the entire study group (10%) required operative treatment due to rapid curvature progression.
Conclusions SpineCor bracing led to stabilization of scoliosis in the majority of the patients. Introducing the SpineCor brace in patients with a scoliosis angle over 20° and Risser grade 0-3 very effectively prevented curve progression.

ICID 898073
PMID 19920284 - click here to show this article in PubMed

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