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Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics B:
doi: 10.1097/BPB.0000000000000034
Spine

Use of dynamic spinal brace in the management of neuromuscular scoliosis: a preliminary report

Nakamura, Naoyukia; Uesugi, Masaakib; Inaba, Yutakac; Machida, Jiroa; Okuzumi, Shigeharua; Saito, Tomoyukic

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Abstract

Neuromuscular scoliosis is difficult to treat with braces because the collapsing trunk with the spinal deformity cannot tolerate the hard materials used for most orthoses. The dynamic spinal brace (DSB) is a novel three-point support brace used in Japan. We present our preliminary findings of 52 pediatric patients with neuromuscular scoliosis treated using DSBs. A positive correlation was found between the Cobb angle at the initiation of bracing and the degree of scoliosis progression. We concluded that DSBs may be effective for early-stage scoliosis. We also found that DSB improved sitting stability and thereby caregiver satisfaction.

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