Scoliosis and Spinal Fracture Pelvic Girdles and Body Jackets:


  • For optimal performance, start bracing early (>25 and progressive) and reduce the curves and maintain curve reduction (>50%) throughout the duration of the wear

  • The primary role of a brace for idiopathic scoliosis is to arrest curve progression and yield a post bracing curve that is of a magnitude that will no progress as an adult

  • Since bracing is the only accepted conservative treatment for idiopathic scoliosis, it must be done meticulously. Follow-up adjustments must be done in a prompt manner

  • We commonly fit patients with a Charleston or Providence brace, which is worn at night, allowing the patient to assume normal daily activities.

Spinal Fracture

  • Orthoses typicaly must substitute for or assist the musculature around the spoine. ┬áIn acute settings, immediate spinal column protectin is essential

  • If a particular movement or position is painful, orthoses, in particular cervical collars, remind the patient to not move, and therefore, aid in limiting motion