The SpineCor brace can be used on children ages 5 to 16. The most common age group is adolescents ages 12-16. The SpineCor brace has been developed and shown to be effective in the treatment of idiopathic scoliosis. Use of the SpineCor brace on other types of scoliosis has not yet been evaluated.
The SpineCor brace has been shown to be effective in treating Cobb angles between 20 to 50 degrees in all classifications of adolescent idiopathic scoliosis.
The SpineCor brace most effective if bracing starts early before the 1st growth spurt, in what is called Risser 0. However, the SpineCor brace has been shown to be effective in more advanced years of maturity, Risser Signs 1-3, as well.
We must also look at the mental state of a possible patient, because in all reality, the best results come from a compliant patient. If a teenager is not emotionally ready to accept the brace and be committed to wearing it then the success of the brace will be jeopardized. However, the SpineCor brace is, at this time, the most comfortable, wearable, efficient and successful brace available, so the acceptance rate is higher due to these factors.
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