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Before Treatment

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 36º right thoracic curve.

Clinical aspect before treatment
Radiological aspect before treatment


Treatment with SpineCor Brace

After evaluation of the patient's radiological. clinical and postural data, she was classified as a Right Thoracic Type 1 according to the SpineCor classification. Each 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 corrective bands.


Applying corrective movements for Right Thoracic Type 1 curve


Wearing SpineCor Brace set-up for Right Thoracic Type 1 curve


Treatment Review

On 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.


Day of brace fitting: 21º


One month in brace: 16º


6 months in brace: 4º


13 months in brace: 0º


After Treatment

Patient ceased wearing SpineCor brace on 3 June 1999 after 15 months of wear. Both 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.


Clinical aspect post-bracing
after 15 months in brace


Radiological aspect post bracing
after 15 months in brace



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