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BACKGROUND Different bracing concepts are used today for the treatment of scoliosis. The plaster cast method worldwide seems to be the most practiced technique at the moment. CAD (Computer Aided Design) systems are on the market which allow brace adjustments without plaster. The latest development however, is the use of the ScoliOlogiC off the shelf system(More)
BACKGROUND A new instrument to assess stress scoliosis patients have whilst wearing their brace has been developed. Aim of this study was to test the reliability of this new instrument. METHODS Eight questions are provided focussing on this topic only, including two questions to test the credibility. A max. score of 24 can be achieved (from 0 for most(More)
In our centre, physiotherapy and braces are the main approaches in the management of scoliosis and kyphosis as well. If a surgical intervention is necessary patients are guided to the appropriate centre for spine surgery. In order to avoid surgery, we are looking for possibilities to improve the conservative facilities of spinal deformities management. The(More)
UNLABELLED For adult scoliosis patients with chronic pain bracing is indicated before spinal surgery is considered. The treatment with the "sagittal realignment brace" (physio-logic brace) has clearly improved chronic low back pain in a short test period. Thus we started a prospective study to estimate also medium term effects. MATERIAL AND METHODS 29(More)
BACKGROUND The BSSQbrace questionnaire has been shown to be reliable with good internal consistency and reproducibility estimating the stress scoliosis patients have whilst wearing their brace. Eight questions are provided focussing on this topic. A max. score of 24 can be achieved (from 0 for most stress to 24 for no stress). The subdivision of the score(More)
UNLABELLED The "Chêneau light" brace, developed according to the Chêneau principles, promises a lesser impairment of quality of life in the brace. However material reduction should not result in reduced effectiveness. Therefore the primary correction effect in the "Chêneau light" brace has been evaluated and compared with that of other traditional braces.(More)
Objective A new instrument to assess stress experienced by scoliosis patients while wearing their brace has been developed. The aim of this study was to test the reliability of this new instrument. Eight questions are provided. A maximum score of 24 can be achieved (from 0 for most stress to 24 for least stress). The subdivision of the score values was: 0–8(More)
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