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Retraction Note: Soft braces in the treatment of Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis (AIS) – Review of the literature and description of a new approach

Scoliosis20138:7

DOI: 10.1186/1748-7161-8-7

Received: 22 March 2013

Accepted: 26 March 2013

Published: 3 May 2013

The Review to this article has been published in Scoliosis 2012 7:11

The Editor-in-Chief and the Medical Editors at BioMed Central have retracted this article [1] because the first author did not fully declare his association with Koob Scolitech, which holds the rights in and to the Spinealite™ brace and has filed for a patent for that brace. Furthermore, the direct association between Koob Scolitech and the Spinealite™ brace was not made clear in the article. This undeclared competing interest compromised the peer review process.

Notes

Authors’ Affiliations

(1)
Orthopedic Rehabilitation Services
(2)
Orthomed Scolicare, Orthopedic Technical Services

References

  1. Weiss HR, Werkmann M: Soft braces in the treatment of Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis (AIS) – Review of the literature and description of a new approach. Scoliosis. 2012, 7: 11-10.1186/1748-7161-7-11.PubMedPubMed CentralView Article

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© Weiss and Werkmann; licensee BioMed Central Ltd. 2013

This article is published under license to BioMed Central Ltd. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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