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Eur Spine J. 2013 Nov;22 Suppl 6:S815-22. doi: 10.1007/s00586-013-3020-1. Epub 2013 Sep 17.

Chêneau brace for adolescent idiopathic scoliosis: long-term results. Can it prevent surgery?

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Department of Basic Medical Science, Neurosciences and Sensory Organs, University of Bari, Via Murge 59A, 70124, Bari, Italy, silvanadegiorgi@virgilio.it.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

The aim of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of Chêneau brace in the management of idiopathic scoliosis.

METHODS:

This is a retrospective observational study according to SOSORT and SRS (Scoliosis Research Society) recommendations involving 48 girls with documented progressive idiopathic scoliosis, treated with Chêneau brace. A statistical analysis was performed with STATA MP11.2 to validate the obtained results.

RESULTS:

No patient needed surgery. The average curve angle measured in Cobb degrees passed from 27° ± 6.7° at the beginning (T0), to 7.6° ± 7.4° in brace (T1) (72 % of correction), to 8.5° ± 8.6° (69 % of correction) at the end of treatment (T2), to 11.0° ± 7.4° (59.3 % of correction) at final follow-up (mean 5 years and 5 months) (T3).

CONCLUSION:

Conservative treatment with Chêneau brace and physiotherapy was effective in our hands for halting scoliosis progression in 100 % of patients.

PMID:
24043341
PMCID:
PMC3830030
DOI:
10.1007/s00586-013-3020-1
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