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Table 3 Different types of correcting orthoses for scoliosis and some of the technical characteristics in which they can differ

From: A new brace treatment similar for adolescent scoliosis and kyphosis based on restoration of thoracolumbar lordosis. Radiological and subjective clinical results after at least one year of treatment

Characteristics technique Based on coronal 3 point forces Directed at sagittal contour Symmetric forces Dynamic action required Based on moulds or scans Static /rigid in all Parts of TL spine Meantime adaptations to enhance correction Other indications kyphosis
CTLSO (Milwaukee) + - - - +/− ++ - +
TLSO (Boston type) ++ +/− - - - + - -
TLSO (Cheneau type) ++ +/− - - + + - -
TLI - ++ + + - - ++ ++
Dynamic (Spine-cor) - - - ++ - - + -
TriaC +/− - - + - - - -
Physio-Logic + + + - - - - -
Night time overcorrection brace ++ - - - - + - -
  1. These technical differences makes comparison in treatment and results very difficult.
  2. ++ = very much; + = much; +/− = depends; - = not.