This article has been cited by other articles in PMC. Even if the SRS criteria propose a prospective design, until now only one out of 6 published studies was prospective. Cobb angle at the end of treatment according to SRS criteria:
Following 12 years of clinical research and trials, SpineCor is now rapidly being made available to patients around the world. The initial excellent clinical results produced by the research centre at Ste Justine Hospital and the University of Montreal, Canada, have since been replicated by more than 80 other treatment centres around the world.
Fundamental research by independent research groups now indicates that a significant dynamic action is required on the spine vertebral growth plates to alter the abnormal growth progressing the deformity in scoliosis patients.
The SpineCor treatment approach is completely different to that of traditional braces that use 3-point pressure and distraction; it is the first and only true dynamic bracing system for idiopathic scoliosis. Clinical experience to date also shows better compliance and cosmetic results.
Allows patients four hours per day out of brace Allows total freedom of movement Offers better cosmesis under clothing, and Is cooler to wear.
With all of these benefits, it is not difficult to see why compliance might be better than with bulky, rigid braces that severely restrict movement and must be worn 23 hours per day.
Although to date no specific study has been undertaken to quantify cosmetic improvement, subjectively, some striking improvements have been observed clinically. Additionally, some very positive postural changes have been noted in cases where there has been no change in Cobb angle. A treatment approach based on the latest understanding of the cause and progression factors of Idiopathic scoliosis.
A much more acceptable treatment to patients, being cooler to wear, less restrictive, more easily concealed under clothing and 4 hours of out of brace time per day. Rigid braces cause muscle atrophy and can be harmful to normal development in a growing child.
Excellent treatment results, particularly when treatment is started early. Excellent stability of treatment results post bracing. Neuromuscular integration for maintenance of improved posture. Potential to reduce incidence of surgical intervention.
Conclusion SpineCor is a highly effective for the early treatment of idiopathic scoliosis as demonstrated in the case study and also offers significant benefits to patients who present late.
The real challenge is, therefore, to increase awareness of the absolute importance of early diagnosis and, that a viable treatment for early intervention is now available. Clearly it is easier to prevent progression of a small curve than to reverse the deformity in a large curve.
Our staff will be happy to help allocate you to the first available appointment slot that best fits your convenience.A variety of brace styles are available; the Boston brace is the most commonly used brace for adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS).
Other designs include the Milwaukee brace, the Charleston bending brace, the Peak Scoliosis Bracing System, and the SpineCor (a soft brace) in the United States, Canada and Europe. The SpineCor scoliosis brace is most effective when bracing starts before the 1st growth spurt, in what is called Risser 0.
However, the SpineCor scoliosis brace has been shown to be effective in more advanced years of maturity, Risser Signs , as well. Compliant patients get better results. The SpineCor brace continues to attract the interest of worldwide health professionals who seek an effective treatment solution for their scoliosis patients.
SpineCor trainers are kept busy travelling all around the world to provide a high-quality training to new SpineCor brace and exercise providers and to provide continuous education to train. The original Milwaukee brace, designed by Walter Blount in the s, was used for a variety of indications.
Since that time, the indications for brace treatment of AIS have been narrowed, and current recommendations are to use a scoliosis brace to prevent progression of moderate curves . Treatment: SpineCor Brace. SpineCor SpineCor is a highly effective for the early treatment of idiopathic scoliosis as demonstrated in the case study and also offers significant benefits to patients who present late.
The real challenge is, therefore, to increase awareness of the absolute importance of early diagnosis and, that a viable. SpineCor Research Articles 1. A Non-Rigid Brace for the Treatment of AIS: Post Treatment Results.
This study on SpineCor was performed at the Medical School of the University of Montreal in and was reported in the European Spine Journal in The results of this study of scoliosis patients fitted with the SpineCor brace showed that.