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Back shape in brace treatment of idiopathic scoliosis.

Abstract:

This preliminary study has shown that bracing may improve the cosmetic appearance of a scoliotic back although the underlying curve remains unchanged. Thirty-two patients treated with the Boston brace for adolescent idiopathic scoliosis were assessed both roentgenographically and by integrated shape imaging system scanning before and after treatment. The mean follow-up time was 16 months. Surface shape improved in 41% of the patients, whereas roentgenographic improvement occurred in only 9%. ...

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Jefferson, RJ More by this author
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, NDORMS
Turner-Smith, AR More by this author
McInerney, A More by this author
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Journal:
Clinical orthopaedics and related research
Issue:
240
Pages:
157-163
Publication date:
1989-03-05
EISSN:
1528-1132
ISSN:
0009-921X
URN:
uuid:d7de1bef-1832-435e-96cd-2b1f8163466a
Source identifiers:
103912
Local pid:
pubs:103912

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