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Table 5 Results in 272 Boston braced patients with late-onset juvenile or adolescent idiopathic scoliosis at mean follow-up of 24.7 years

From: Long-term results after Boston brace treatment in late-onset juvenile and adolescent idiopathic scoliosis

Outcome Brace
n = 215
Brace and surgery
n = 25
Brace and major curve ≥ 45° at follow-up
n = 32
Global Back Question 32 4 22
   Excellent 41 56 34
   Good 23 36 34
   Fair 5 4 6
   Poor    
General Function Score (0-100) 6.4 (10.3) 12.2 (14.1) 11.1 (17.5)
Oswestry Disability Index    
(0-100) 8.0 (10.8) 17.0 (15.0)* 12.6 (15.3)
EQ - 5D (-0.5 to 1.0) 0.83 (0.19) 0.66 (0.31)* 0.73 (0.27)
EQ - VAS (0-100) 80.0 (16.6) 69.2 (18.4)* 72.0 (21.4)
SRS-22 (1-5)    
   Pain 4.1 (0.8) 3.6 (1.0) 4.0 (0.8)
   Physical function 4.1 (0.6) 3.6 (0.8)* 3.9 (0.9)
   Mental health 4.1 (0.6) 3.9 (0.7) 4.2 (0.7)
   Self -image 3.8 (0.7) 3.4 (0.8)* 3.3 (0.8)##
   Satisfaction 3.7 (1.0) 3.8 (0.7) 3.3 (1.1)
  1. Percentages or means (standard deviations) are given.
  2. Brace compared with brace and surgery: * p < 0.05
  3. Brace compared with brace and major curve ≥ 45°: ## p < 0.01