Visualisation of the brace effect on the spinal profile in idiopathic scoliosis

@article{Schmitz2004VisualisationOT,
  title={Visualisation of the brace effect on the spinal profile in idiopathic scoliosis},
  author={Alfred Schmitz and Roy K{\"o}nig and Joerg Kandyba and Peter Hans Pennekamp and Ottmar Schmitt and U. J{\"a}ger},
  journal={European Spine Journal},
  year={2004},
  volume={14},
  pages={138-143}
}
We studied the brace effect on the spinal profile in idiopathic scoliosis, using a MR procedure visualising the complete scoliotic spine in any vertical plane, while rotating it 180° on the longitudinal axis of the patient. Thirty-eight female patients (mean age, 14.5 years) were included in the study. Inclusion criteria were an idiopathic scoliosis, a Cobb angle greater than 20°, age of 10–17 years and bracing with a Chêneau brace. The brace effect was studied in 38 thoracic curves. The MR… CONTINUE READING

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