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Table 1 Population characteristics at the start of brace weaning (T0).

From: Specific exercises performed in the period of brace weaning can avoid loss of correction in Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis (AIS) patients: Winner of SOSORT's 2008 Award for Best Clinical Paper

Group N° patients (females) Age (years) Cobb Angle ATR Risser
SEAS 14 (12) 14 ± 1 21.3° ± 10.4 6.0° ± 3.5 3
OTH 25 (24) 15 ± 2 22.9° ± 6.8 4.5° ± 2.7 3
DIS 19 (16) 16 ± 1 22.1° ± 9.7 4.3° ± 2.6 3
NO 10 (8) 14 ± 1 19.2° ± 5.2 7.0° ± 6.3 3
  1. SEAS: patients who performed exercises according to our Institute protocol; OTH: patients who performed other exercises; DIS: patients who performed exercises discontinuously; NO: patients who never performed exercises. No statistically significant difference were present at T0.