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Table 3 Results according to the SRS outcome criteria.

From: Effectiveness of complete conservative treatment for adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (bracing and exercises) based on SOSORT management criteria: results according to the SRS criteria for bracing studies - SOSORT Award 2009 Winner

Sub-groups   Unchanged (improved) Worsened Over 45° EOT Surgery EOT Surgery FU
  Total braced 96% (59%) 4% 0 0 0
  Exercises 100% (0) 0 0 0 0
Curvature type Thoracic 86% (50%) 14% 0 0 0
  Thoracolumbar 100% (80%) 0 0 0 0
  Lumbar 100% (88%) 0 0 0 0
  Double major 100% (15%) 0 0 0 0
Magnitude of curvature 25-30 92% (54%) 8% 0 0 0
  31-35 100% (67%) 0 0 0 0
  36-40 100% (43%) 0 0 0 0
Skeletal maturity Risser 0 93% (59%) 7% 0 0 0
  Risser 1 100% (29%) 0 0 0 0
  Risser 2 100% (67%) 0 0 0 0
Treatment Risser cast 100% (50%) 0 0 0 0
  Brace 23 hours/day 93% (50%) 7% 0 0 0
  Brace 21 hours/day 96% (65%) 4% 0 0 0
  Brace 18 hours/day 100% (57%) 0 0 0 0
  1. EOT: End of treatment; FU: 2 years' follow-up.
  2. Due to our results, we added (in brackets) the percentages of "improved" patients, including those in which Cobb degrees were reduced 6° Cobb or more. Due to the fact that we had only two patients worsened, the results in the subgroups should be considered cautiously. In fact, both patients had thoracic curvatures of magnitude between 25° and 30° and were Risser 0, while they were treated with the brace for 23 or 21 hours daily.