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Dynamic Corrective Brace
A new and revolutionary approach in conservative treatment of adolescent idopathic scoliosis
 
 
 
Introduction
 
The SpineCor® Dynamic Corrective Brace is a flexible brace that is principally prescribed for Idiopathic Scoliosis patients with a Cobb angle between 15° and 50° and Risser sign 0 to 3. Its efficacy for treating neuromuscular, neurological or other types of scoliosis is unknown and generally non-idiopathic scoliosis is contraindicated. The brace is fitted on the patient in accordance to a sub-classification of the traditional SRS definition of curve types. The SpineCor Assistant Software guides the treatment provider through the fitting process.

The brace is prescribed to be worn by the patients 20 out of 24 hours per day until they have reached maturity, with radiological evaluations performed prior to and immediately following the fitting of the brace, and every 4 to 6 months afterwards. To accommodate for growth and postural changes, corrective bands need to be adjusted frequently and require replacement each 6-12 months for optimum brace performance. Major brace components can last from 1.5 - 2 years. A patient manual is provided that guides the patient in properly wearing the brace, as well as maintenance. The brace can only be fitted by SpineCor accredited practitioner.

The SpineCor® Dynamic Corrective Brace was invented by a team of 65 researchers led by Professor Charles H Rivard M.D and Dr. Christine Coillard M.D. of the Research Center, Sainte-Justine Hospital (Montreal, Quebec, Canada). It took more than 12 years and millions of dollars in research funding to develop the world's first truly dynamic corrective brace for Adolescent Idiopathic (unknown cause) Scoliosis (AIS).



The SpineCor global approach to treatment works on minimising or reducing the four key progression factors of idiopathic scoliosis:

1. Neuromuscular Dysfunction
2. Growth Asymmetry
3. Postural Disorganisation
4. Spinal Deformation

Whilst it is rarely possible to completely reverse a child's scoliosis, SpineCor is able to deliver therapeutic success (improvement/stabilisation of initial Cobb angle) in 89% of the cases.
 
Patient Advantages
 


Movement
- Treatment allows and encourages normal activities, sports, dance, riding etc.

Cosmesis - Easily worn underneath the patient's regular clothing for optimal cosmesis.

Comfort - Cool to wear with minimal irritation. 4 hours break from treatment daily.

Success - 89% effective; clinically proven in a 400-patient-10-year study.

Expenditure - A cost effective treatment option.
 
 
 
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