The current status of bracing for patients with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis.

@article{Stokes2013TheCS,
  title={The current status of bracing for patients with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis.},
  author={Oliver M. Stokes and Keith Kei Dip Luk},
  journal={The bone & joint journal},
  year={2013},
  volume={95-B 10},
  pages={1308-16}
}
Adolescent idiopathic scoliosis affects about 3% of children. Non-operative measures are aimed at altering the natural history to maintain the size of the curve below 40° at skeletal maturity. The application of braces to treat spinal deformity pre-dates the era of evidence-based medicine, and there is a paucity of irrefutable prospective evidence in the literature to support their use and their effectiveness has been questioned. This review considers this evidence. The weight of the evidence… CONTINUE READING
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