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Boston Brace for Scoliosis

The dawn of this revolution started in the 1970’s at Children’s Hospital Boston when our founder, Bill Miller, and a number of the top orthopedic specialists experimented with a new way to treat Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis (AIS).  Amazingly, this bracing system is still considered the Gold Standard of scoliosis treatment. Our results are used as a measuring stick for the industry.  Please see some of our recent results.  Subsequently, numerous other bracing innovations blossomed, including a new way to approach neuromuscular scoliosis.

Determination of Brace Design

The decision about which brace to wear depends on the type & location of curve.  For example, the curve may be an “S” type or double curve affecting the thoracic & lumbar regions of the spine.  This is the most common type of curve in AIS and would require the trademark Boston Brace TLSO.  Other options are available based on the precise location of the curve(s). 

Our Customer Service & technical staff will be happy to support you in designing the best brace for your patient.  Please contact us.  We can discuss materials, pad placement & reliefs as well as how to maximize compliance.  We would love the opportunity to finish the braces for you to show you how are decades of experience will deliver the results (correction & compliance) everyone is looking for.

Please see these helpful links below:

Boston Brace Manual
Boston Brace Troubleshooting
Boston Brace Evaluation and Critique
Boston Brace FAQs

The Boston Brace modules, stock size body jackets, one of the founding principles of the Boston Brace system, are still available.  They are thought to fit nearly 80% of your patients with on-site finishing which greatly improves the “time to fit” from point of diagnosis.

Indications for the Boston Brace

-      Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis - most common type of scoliosis (80-85%) and occurs after the age of 10, predominantly in females.
-      Early onset or infantile idiopathic scoliosis - occurs in children younger than 3 years old. It is more common in Europe than in the United States.
-      Juvenile idiopathic scoliosis - occurs in children between the ages of 3 and 10.
-      Neuromuscular scoliosis – occurs in individuals of any age and secondary to another diagnosis such as Cerebral Palsy (CP) where significant weakness or conversely significant high tone or spasticity is present.  In either case, this muscular imbalance & lack of trunk stability, over time, cause curvature of the spine.  Unlike the other forms of scoliosis, individuals with neuromuscular scoliosis typically do not tolerate this form of bracing due to rigidity.  Therefore, something more comfortable & forgiven is typically the brace of choice.  Please see our Boston Soft Body Jacket.

For the proper measurement forms for the Boston Scoliosis Brace please see our ordering page.

For the downloadable scoliosis wear and care guide, click here.

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