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Table 2 Population characteristics at first brace prescription (T-1), at the start of brace weaning (T0) and at the end of treatment (T1).

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

  Cobb Angle ATR (Bunnell degrees)
Group T-1 T0 T1 T-1 T0 T1
SEAS 25.4° ± 8.9 21.3° ± 10.4 21.6° ± 9.4 9.2° ± 10.6 6.0° ± 3.5 6.9° ± 4.3
OTH 26.8° ± 6.5 22.9° ± 6.8 22.0° ± b6.9 7.8° ± 3.7 4.5° ± 2.7 4.6° ± 3.9
DIS 29.4° ± 8.9 22.1° ± 9.7 26.1° ± 9.7 9.9° ± 5.1 4.3° ± 2.6 5.4° ± 4.3
NO 23.6° ± 8.9 19.2° ± 5.2 22.3° ± 7.3 9.6° ± 4.6 7.0° ± 6.3 7.4° ± 7.1
  1. SEAS: patients who performed exercises according to our institute's protocol; OTH: patients who performed other exercises; DIS: patients who performed exercises discontinuously; NO: patients who never performed exercises. There were no statistically significant differences among groups at T-1, T0, T1. For Cobb angles and ATR there were statistically significant differences from T-1 to T0, from T0 to T1 and from T-1 to T1 except from T1 to T0 for ATR.