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Old 18th October 2013, 06:20 PM
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Default Re: Randomized study on bracing shows effectiveness

That sounds like the Spinecor brace. I think it's a little difficult to find independent peer-reviewed studies about this brace though, as a lot of the info about it comes from the designers/stakeholders. I've heard mixed reports about its success, but most people do agree it's a lot more comfy to wear than a hard plastic TLSO.
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37 years old, diagnosed with infantile idiopathic scoliosis at 6 months old with curves of 62(T) and 40(L) degrees. Casting and Milwaukee braces until surgery at 10 - ant release/pos fusion T1-T12, halo traction. Post op cast and then TLSO. Further surgery at 18 (ant release/pos fusion extended to L3 to include lumbar curve, costoplasty) and 25 (another costoplasty). Fusion extended to L4 at 33 (XLIF with 4 pedicle screws and two short rods). Pre-op curves: 76(T) and 70(L). Post-op curves: 45(T) and 35(L). Diagnosed with Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome aged 34; scoliosis almost certainly due to this rather than being idiopathic.
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