Results of brace treatment of adolescent idiopathic scoliosis in boys compared with girls: a retrospective study of 102 patients treated with the Boston brace

@article{Yrjnen2006ResultsOB,
  title={Results of brace treatment of adolescent idiopathic scoliosis in boys compared with girls: a retrospective study of 102 patients treated with the Boston brace},
  author={Timo A. Yrj{\"o}nen and Mauno Ylikoski and Dietrich K. Schlenzka and Mikko S. Poussa},
  journal={European Spine Journal},
  year={2006},
  volume={16},
  pages={393-397}
}
The aim of the study was to compare the results of brace treatment of adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS) in male patients with matched female patients and to assess the effectiveness of bracing of boys in AIS and to discuss the results with published data. Between 1987 and 1995, 51 consecutive male patients with AIS were treated with the Boston brace. The patients were advised to wear the brace 23 h/day. The medical records of all patients were reviewed. Cobb angles and Risser signs were… CONTINUE READING