The Effect of the Risser Stage on Bracing Outcome in Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis.

@article{Karol2016TheEO,
  title={The Effect of the Risser Stage on Bracing Outcome in Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis.},
  author={Lori A. Karol and Donald Virostek and Kevin Felton and Chanhee Jo and Lesley M. Butler},
  journal={The Journal of bone and joint surgery. American volume},
  year={2016},
  volume={98 15},
  pages={1253-9}
}
BACKGROUND To determine the influence of the Risser sign on the need for surgery in children wearing orthoses for the treatment of adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS), data on compliance with brace wear were collected and analyzed. METHODS One hundred and sixty-eight patients were prospectively enrolled at the time that brace wear had been prescribed and were followed until the cessation of bracing or the need for surgery. Inclusion criteria were a curve magnitude between 25° and 45°; a… CONTINUE READING
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