Brace treatment is effective for scoliosis
AuthorUǧraş, Ali Akın
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CitationUǧraş, A. A. (2015). Brace treatment is effective for scoliosis. Orthopedics, 38(1), 6-7. https://dx.doi.org/10.3928/01477447-20150105-03
The effectiveness of brace treatment for scoliosis was controversial until recently. Brace treatment had not been proven to prevent progression of the scoliotic curve.1 There had been no standardized study of this issue, and there were no significant differences among the types of braces used.1 The unwillingness of children to wear braces raised concern, especially among physicians, about whether brace treatment was being properly performed. Modern technology was adopted to address this concern. A sensor embedded in braces permitted observation of how long children wore them.