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Retraction Note: Soft braces in the treatment of Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis (AIS) – Review of the literature and description of a new approach

The Original Article was published on 28 May 2012

The Editor-in-Chief and the Medical Editors at BioMed Central have retracted this article [1] because the first author did not fully declare his association with Koob Scolitech, which holds the rights in and to the Spinealite™ brace and has filed for a patent for that brace. Furthermore, the direct association between Koob Scolitech and the Spinealite™ brace was not made clear in the article. This undeclared competing interest compromised the peer review process.

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    Weiss HR, Werkmann M: Soft braces in the treatment of Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis (AIS) – Review of the literature and description of a new approach. Scoliosis. 2012, 7: 11-10.1186/1748-7161-7-11.

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Weiss, HR., Werkmann, M. Retraction Note: Soft braces in the treatment of Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis (AIS) – Review of the literature and description of a new approach. Scoliosis 8, 7 (2013). https://doi.org/10.1186/1748-7161-8-7

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