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Table 1 Treatment outcome according to curve severity at baseline and type of curve

From: Brace treatment in juvenile idiopathic scoliosis: a prospective study in accordance with the SRS criteria for bracing studies - SOSORT award 2013 winner

  Curve correction (n, %) Curve stabilization (n, %) Curve progression (n, %) Surgery referral (n, %)
Curve severity at t 1  
  < 30° Cobb (n = 59) 49(83%) 7 2 1(1.6%)
  ≥ 30° Cobb (n = 54) 39(72.2%) 11 5 3(5.5%)
Curve type  
  Lumbar (n = 23) 23 (100%) 0 (--) 0 (--) 0 (--)
  Thoraco-lumbar (n = 30) 26 (86.7%) 4 (13.3%) 0 (--) 0 (--)
  Thoracic (n = 32) 21 (65.6%) 7 (21.9%) 4 (12.5%) 3 (9.4%)
  Double (n = 28) 18 7 3 1 (3.6%)