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Table 1 Corrective action according to the frontal plane identified slope

From: Brace technology thematic series - The Sforzesco and Sibilla braces, and the SPoRT (Symmetric, Patient oriented, Rigid, Three-dimensional, active) concept

  Slope Action Construction
1 Low lumbar shift of the trunk at the base The whole trunk is shifted toward the concavity of the lumbar curve
2 High lumbar elevation of the emithorax The last ribs on the side of the convexity are elevated with a gradually decreasing compression in a down-up direction
3 Lumbar shift of the trunk at the base and elevation of the emithorax Combination of 1 and 2, on the same side
4 Thoracic push on the distal ribs below the apical vertebra On the side of convexity of the curve. All the ribs involved in the slope must be pushed. The rib corresponding to the apical vertebra is not involved (and sometimes also that below the apical)
5 Distal thoracic push on the distal ribs above the apical vertebra On the side of concavity of the curve
6 Proximal thoracic push on the distal ribs above the apical vertebra On the side of concavity of the curve
7 Thoracolumbar elevation of the emithorax and push on the distal ribs below the apical vertebra Combination of 2 and 4, on the same side