Back shape in brace treatment of idiopathic scoliosis.
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%. ...Expand abstract
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