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

  • Hans-Rudolf Weiss1Email author and

    Affiliated with

    • Mario Werkmann2

      Affiliated with

      Scoliosis20138:7

      DOI: 10.1186/1748-7161-8-7

      Received: 22 March 2013

      Accepted: 26 March 2013

      Published: 3 May 2013

      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.

      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.PubMedView Article

      Copyright

      © 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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