J. Clin. Med., Volume 8, Issue 11 (November 2019) – 267 articles
Cover Story (view full-size image): Adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS) is a three-dimensional deformity which necessitates a tridimensional management. Bracing is considered the mainstay for nonoperative treatment for mild AIS. A rigorous understanding of initial three-dimensional spinal behavior in the context of bracing is important. This study retrospectively investigated the immediate 3D impact of Chêneau-type brace. Thirty-eight patients with AIS undergoing bracing were included and stratified according to their structural curve topography into thoracic, thoracolumbar, and lumbar groups. 3D reconstruction of the spine using biplanar stereoradiography software with and without the brace was performed. The results from this exploratory study could shed some light on the initial 3D spinal behavior in the context of bracing and may be beneficial for treating physicians and brace makers. View this paper
- Issues are regarded as officially published after their release is announced to the table of contents alert mailing list.
- You may sign up for e-mail alerts to receive table of contents of newly released issues.
- PDF is the official format for papers published in both, html and pdf forms. To view the papers in pdf format, click on the "PDF Full-text" link, and use the free Adobe Reader to open them.