SpineCor treatment – the Spanish experience. First results
© Herrero and Herrero; licensee BioMed Central Ltd. 2012
Published: 27 January 2012
Purpose of the study
Materials and methods
scoliotic patients at our clinic accepted the SpineCor brace and 34 (30 females and 4 males) have already finished the treatment. Assessment of brace effectiveness included percentage of patients who have 5° or less curve progression and the percentage of patients who have 6° or more progression at skeletal maturity. We employed the SRS22 and CAVIDRA questionnaire for the evaluation of patients’ quality of life while using the SpineCor System.
Success of the treatment (stabilisation or correction) was achieved in 88.3% of patients and only 11.7% had a progression of their Cobb angle. Out of 34 patients, 18 (52.9%) had a correction and 12 (35.3%) had a stabilisation of their initial Cobb.
The SpineCor brace is an effective treatment for the adolescent idiopathic scoliosis. Even though until now we have a small number of patients treated, the results are extremely promising.
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