Journal article

Short-term outcome of double-shelled braces in neuromuscular scoliosis.

Natalia D Vogel-Tgetgel, Michèle Kläusler, Reinald Brunner, Carlo Camathias, Erich Rutz

Arch Orthop Trauma Surg | Springer Science and Business Media LLC | Published : 2020

Abstract

INTRODUCTION: Scoliosis in patients with neuromuscular disease is a common issue and leads to secondary impairment. It is thus important to help such patients to regain and retain best possible stability to improve their quality of life. One option is the double-shelled brace (DSB). The aim of this study was to provide information on the degree of correction when using a DSB on patients with neuromuscular scoliosis. METHODS: We included patients with neuromuscular scoliosis treated with double-shelled braces in this retrospective study. Radiographs of the full spine were taken with and without the DSB, the Cobb angles were measured and compared. The correction was expressed in percent of the..

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