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Brace Treatment for Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis

Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, National Hospital Organization Miyazaki Higashi Hospital, Miyazaki 880-0911, Japan
J. Clin. Med. 2018, 7(6), 136; https://doi.org/10.3390/jcm7060136
Received: 29 April 2018 / Revised: 23 May 2018 / Accepted: 29 May 2018 / Published: 4 June 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Spinal Deformity)
In the past, numerous non-operative treatments for adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS), including exercise, physical therapy, electrical stimulation, and brace treatment, have been tried to delay or prevent the curve progression. Of these, brace treatment is the only option that is widely accepted and has demonstrated the efficacy to alter the natural history of AIS. Recently, the importance of brace treatment for AIS has been increasing since the efficacy was objectively established by the BrAIST (Bracing in Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis Trial) study in 2013. This editorial article summarizes the current status of brace treatment in patients with AIS and discusses future prospects on the basis of our clinical experiences. View Full-Text
Keywords: adolescent idiopathic scoliosis; brace treatment; Osaka Medical College (OMC) brace; hanging total spine X-ray; genetic test adolescent idiopathic scoliosis; brace treatment; Osaka Medical College (OMC) brace; hanging total spine X-ray; genetic test
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Kuroki, H. Brace Treatment for Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis. J. Clin. Med. 2018, 7, 136.

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