Summary of the study:
Reported by DoveMed on October 18th 2013
A recent online publication in New England Journal of Medicine on October 17, 2013, reports that treating adolescent idiopathic scoliosis patients with bracing reduced the progression of scoliosis in a significant manner. The multi-centric research studied 242 patients. Compared to patients who either did not wear a brace or who wore it for a shorter duration during the day, the patients who wore braces for a longer period of time per day benefited more.
Individuals with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis can be helped by seeking prompt professional care from their healthcare providers.
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Reference used for the current medical news:
Effects of Bracing in Adolescents with Idiopathic Scoliosis; Stuart L. Weinstein, M.D., Lori A. Dolan, Ph.D., James G. Wright, M.D., M.P.H., and Matthew B. Dobbs, M.D.; N Engl J Med 2013; 369:1512-1521 October 17, 2013