This case study follows the
treatment of an adolescent female patient
with idiopathic scoliosis whose initial presentation
at 9.5 years old and Risser 0 was with a
Treatment with SpineCor Brace
of the patient's radiological. clinical and
postural data, she was classified as a Right
Thoracic Type 1 according to the SpineCor
SpineCor classification has a specific corrective
movement strategy for progressive curve reduction.
In the case of Right Thoracic Type I curve,
the corrective movement is counter- clockwise
rotation of the thorax and clockwise rotation
of the shoulder girdle. The corrective movements
were then held in place by SpineCor elastic
the day of brace fitting, patient's Cobb
angle was reduced from 36º to 21º.
Subsequent adjustment of corrective
bands to further straighten the spine were
carried out at each review. By the 13th month
in brace, patient's Cobb angle (with her
brace on) was returned to 0º.
Patient ceased wearing SpineCor
brace on 3 June 1999 after 15 months of
clinical and radiological aspect (see below)
show that postural
correction and Cobb angle reduction maintained
even without brace.
Follow-up review done
three years post-bracing showed previous
correction results were well maintained.