An alternative to a randomised control design for assessing the efficacy and effectiveness of bracing in adolescent idiopathic scoliosis.

@article{Fong2015AnAT,
  title={An alternative to a randomised control design for assessing the efficacy and effectiveness of bracing in adolescent idiopathic scoliosis.},
  author={D. Y. T. Fong and Kenneth Man-Chee Cheung and Y. W. Wong and W. Y. Cheung and Idy C Y Fu and Evelyn Yue Ling Kuong and K C Mak and Michael Kai-Tsun To and Dino Samartzis and K. D. K. Luk},
  journal={The bone & joint journal},
  year={2015},
  volume={97-B 7},
  pages={973-81}
}
Randomised controlled trials (RCTs) that assessed the efficacy of bracing for adolescent idiopathic scoliosis have suffered from small sample sizes, low compliance and lack of willingness to participate. The aim of this study was to assess the feasibility of a comprehensive cohort study for evaluating both the efficacy and the effectiveness of bracing in patients with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis. Patients with curves at greater risk of progression were invited to join a randomised… CONTINUE READING