Scoliosis Bracing

Scoliosis Bracing

The Importance of Scoliosis Bracing

Orthopedic doctors commonly recommend scoliosis bracing for adolescents with moderate scoliosis, typically defined as a curvature of 25 degrees or more. For approximately 75 percent of these patients, scoliosis braces have successfully managed and even reduced the curvature, thus averting the need for surgical intervention. The optimal time for brace wear is during rapid growth, offering a prime opportunity to positively impact scoliosis progression.

Scoliosis Bracing Treatment Plans

Comprehensive Prosthetics and Orthotics prioritizes personalized care by closely monitoring each patient's growth and development. Your orthopedist will devise a customized schedule for brace wear based on factors such as the degree of curvature and stage of growth. Individuals with moderate scoliosis might be recommended to wear braces for 12 to 20 hours daily, ensuring consistent support and correction. Additionally, night-time bracing may be recommended for those with milder curves or when full-time wear is impractical.

Types of Scoliosis Braces

Comprehensive Prosthetics and Orthotics offers a range of scoliosis braces tailored to meet each patient's unique needs. Our team is committed to providing comprehensive scoliosis bracing solutions tailored to each patient's needs, ensuring optimal comfort and effectiveness in managing spinal curvature. Types of scoliosis braces include:

Boston Brace

Developed in the early 1970s, the Boston brace is a low-profile orthosis designed to apply pressure to the spine's curve pattern, preventing further curvature. Custom-made to fit each wearer's body precisely, it extends from below the breast to the pelvic area at the front and from below the shoulder blades to the tailbone at the back.

Wilmington Brace

The Wilmington brace is entirely custom-made for each wearer based on a cast taken while lying down. This full-contact TLSO is applied like a tight jacket and features corrective forces specific to the wearer's spinal curve.

Charleston Bending Brace

Primarily worn at night, the Charleston bending brace is custom-fitted based on a torso cast and applies lateral forces to push the spinal curve closer to the midline. Designed for night-time wear, it holds the spine in an overcorrected position while sleeping.

Providence Brace

The Providence brace applies hyper-corrective force while the wearer is lying down. It elevates one shoulder to apply lateral and rotational forces, aiming to push the curve toward the midline.

Gensingen Brace

Unlike traditional braces, the Gensingen brace encourages corrective movement by positioning the wearer's back in the opposite direction of their spinal curve.

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