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Differentiated approach to Chêneau brace choice for the scoliosis treatment
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- Published: 27 January 2012
- Public Health
- Type Pattern
- Spinal Deformity
- Spinal Rotation
- Thoracic Curve
To validate choice of the Cheneau brace according to scoliotic deformity type.
Study group included 1700 patients with AIS treated by Cheneau brace . Major deformity Cobb angle ranged 20°-40°, spinal rotation ranged 15°-35°. Age of the patients was ranged 11-15 years old. Radilogic mesurements and clinical presentation of the spinal deformity during the investigation were assesed . Mean follow-up was 5 years. In this study Rigo's clinical and radiological criteria  and SRS terminology were used.
According to obtained data four scoliotic deformity patterns were defined: primary thoracic and secondary lumbar/thoracolambar curve (pattern 1); primary thoracolumbar and secondary lumbar curve (pattern 2); primary lumbar curve with/without secondary thoracic curve (pattern 3); triple curve deformity (pattern 4). This classification allowed to deifine following 6 brace types : for 1 pattern - braces of Tl, T2, T3 types. For 2 pattern - brace T3 type; for 3 pattern - braces of L1, L2, Tl and T2 types. For 4 type pattern - brace of CTL type.
Scoliosis deformity classification provides differentiated Cheneua brace selection according to the deformity pattern.
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