Study affirms bracing is effective treatment for Idiopathic Scoliosis
The New England Journal of Medicine published the results of the multicenter “Bracing in Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis Trial” (BrAiST). The complete study is available at:Effects of Bracing in Adolescents with Idiopathic Scoliosis. Dr. Stuart Weinstein concluded that bracing significantly decreased the progression of high-risk curves below the threshold for surgery in patients with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis.
The benefit increased with longer hours of brace wear. This and other studies presented at the recent Scoliosis Research Society (SRS) meeting show a strong relationship between bracing success and dose; meaning, the more you wear the brace the greater the chances of success.
Dose monitors, small thermal sensors that record the internal temperature of the brace, are now available from Boston Brace.(iButton) These monitors provide valuable information that will help patients see their actual wear time and patterns. By discussing this openly, studies show patient’s compliance improves. Contact our customer service for more information. (800-262-2235)
Boston Brace is proud to announce our new relationship with Odstock Medical Ltd. We are now distributors for their impressive ODFS Pace FES System which offers the improved gait pattern that other FES systems do however the ODFS Pace offers greater fine tune control and extensive exercise programming for a number of different commonly affected muscle groups.
Boston Brace specializes in Pediatric Orthotics products and services. The Company has a network of Orthotic and Prosthetic clinics operating under the name of NOPCO (National Orthotics and Prosthetics Company- www.nopcoclinics.com) with locations inside the top rated Children's Hospitals in the country. All of the products we market and support are tested for efficacy through the NOPCO clinics in concert with the Hospital Medical Staffs before they are offered through our countrywide network of partners. These partners are independently owned Orthotics and Prosthetic clinics (link) whom we certify in the use of our products and with whom we collaborate to move the field of Pediatric Orthotics forward. Learn More about Boston Brace.