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Visit: Brace Fitting
In the 1st visit, some evaluations are required
in order to fit the SpineCor brace.
To help to perform these evaluations, some
anatomical points can be mark on your back with a make-up
pencil, which will be erased at the end of the visit.
For all the evaluations, you will be asked to
place your feet in a foot template to avoid any influence of
an eventual change of your position on the evaluations.
Then, the following evaluations will be
1st. Clinical Evaluation: to evaluate your
growth pattern and any postural abnormalities.
2nd. Radiological Evaluation: a radiological
study is needed to evaluate the type of curve and its
potential of progression. The x-rays required for this study
are the following:
Prone x-ray (optional)
Note: All x-rays used for evaluation should be
less than one month old in order to have accurate information
to evaluate the scoliosis curve. If x-rays are older
than one month the films should be repeated on the day of the
The data resulting from the clinical and
radiological exams are entered in the SpineCor Assistant
Software, which will provide information to fit the brace
Once the brace is fitted, it is necessary to
evaluate the effectiveness of the brace fitting performing the
1st. Clinical Evaluation in Brace
2nd. Radiological Evaluation in Brace: 1 new
frontal x-ray in brace is required to confirm the result.
(N.B. This is to confirm a positive action of the brace
and does not indicate the maximum correction, unlike rigid
braces the SpineCor? brace provides slow progressive
At the end of the visit, all patients/parents
will be shown how to perform their specific Corrective
Movement and shown how to correctly fit the brace, maintaining
an optimal corrective movement position, and how to take it
off. Patients/parents should demonstrate by fitting the
brace independently 2 to 3 times that they fully
understand the correct fitting procedure. Each patient
is provided with a Patient Manual with the instructions to fit
the brace correctly and indications for its correct
SpineCor treatment was developed in the
early 1990s and utilises a Dynamic Corrective Brace (DCB),
together with a completely new treatment approach requiring
clinical assistant diagnostic software (SAS) to allow accurate
fitting and treatment follow up.
Following 12 years of
clinical research and
SpineCor is now rapidly being made available to patients
around the world.
The initial excellent clinical results
produced by the research centre at Ste Justine Hospital and
the University of Montrea, Canada, have since been replicated
by more than 80 other treatment centres around the
world. SpineCor has shown to be effective in 89% of
cases (either by stablisation or improvement in (Cobb) angle
of the curve.
SpineCor's unique treatment approach
offers improvement over traditional braces, which are
essentially static or allow minimal movement, due to its
true totally dynamic action. Fundamental research by
independent research groups now indicates that a significant
dynamic action is required on the spine (vertebral growth
plates) to alter the abnormal growth progressing the deformity
in scoliosis patients.
treatment approach is
completely different to that of traditional braces that use
3-point pressure and distraction; it is the first and only
true dynamic bracing system for idiopathic scoliosis.
SpineCor's unique approach to treatment by global postural
re-education has been shown to give progressive correction
over time which, unlike any previous brace treatment, is
extremely stable post brace weaning.
Clinical experience to date
also shows better compliance and cosmetic results.
Allows patients four hours per day out
Allows total freedom of movement
Offers better cosmesis under clothing,
Is cooler to wear.
With all of these benefits,
it is not difficult to see why compliance might be better than
with bulky, rigid braces that severely restrict movement and
must be worn 23 hours per day.
Although to date no specific study has
been undertaken to quantify cosmetic improvement,
subjectively, some striking improvements have been observed
clinically. Additionally, some very positive postural
changes have been noted in cases where there has been no
change in Cobb angle.
A treatment approach based on the latest
understanding of the cause and progression factors of
A much more acceptable treatment to
patients, being cooler to wear, less restrictive, more
easily concealed under clothing and 4 hours of out of brace
time per day.
No side effects. Rigid braces
cause muscle atrophy and can be harmful to normal
development in a growing child.
Excellent treatment results,
particularly when treatment is started early.
Excellent stability of treatment
results post bracing.
Neuromuscular integration for
maintenance of improved posture.
Potential to reduce incidence of surgical
SpineCor is a highly effective for the
early treatment of idiopathic
demonstrated in the case study and also offers significant
benefits to patients who present late. The real
challenge is, therefore, to increase awareness of the absolute
importance of early diagnosis and, that a viable treatment for
early intervention is now available. Clearly it is
easier to prevent progression of a small curve than to reverse
the deformity in a large curve. Timing is of absolute
importance - the later treatment is started the lesser the
possibility there is to change the curve, as the child's
growth runs out so does the possibility to make any