Sensors show success of bracing for scoliosis

By Terry Stanton

Bracing is effective for adolescent idiopathic scoliosis when compliance is good

Investigators who used sensors to monitor brace wear by patients with idiopathic adolescent scoliosis found that patients who wore their Boston brace consistently achieved better results than those who were less compliant. The study, “Brace Treatment Controls Progression in Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis,” conducted by Donald E. Katz, CO; J. Anthony Herring, MD; and colleagues, was named the outstanding clinical scientific paper at the 2010 annual meeting of the Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America.

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