A Case Study of Initial In-Brace Spinal Correction of Anisotropic Textile Brace and Boston Brace

Charlotte Sze ham Wong, Joanne Yip, Kit lun Yick, Zerance Sun pui Ng

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Abstract

Adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS) is a common spinal condition found in teenagers during their puberty years. To minimize the rate of spinal progression and the risk for the need of surgical intervention, AIS patients are often prescribed treatment based on the extent of their spinal curvature. Among treatment options, rigid braces are a universal and effective treatment device recommended for moderate AIS patients with a Cobb’s angle that is greater than 20° with Risser signs 0–2. Other options like non-rigid braces are less frequently used due to their ambiguous efficacy. To compare the effectiveness of non-rigid braces and proven rigid orthoses, in-brace spinal correction of anisotropic textile brace and Boston brace will be compared here. This case study shows that anisotropic textile brace provides a comparable initial in-brace correction as that of the Boston brace, a better corrective effect for coronal and sagittal imbalances, and even a higher acceptance of patient.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances in Human Factors and Ergonomics in Healthcare and Medical Devices - Proceedings of the AHFE 2021 Virtual Conference on Human Factors and Ergonomics in Healthcare and Medical Devices, 2021
EditorsJay Kalra, Nancy J. Lightner, Redha Taiar
PublisherSpringer Science and Business Media Deutschland GmbH
Pages109-115
Number of pages7
ISBN (Print)9783030807436
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 25 Jul 2021
EventAHFE Conference on Human Factors and Ergonomics in Healthcare and Medical Devices, 2021 - Virtual, Online
Duration: 25 Jul 202129 Jul 2021

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Networks and Systems
Volume263
ISSN (Print)2367-3370
ISSN (Electronic)2367-3389

Conference

ConferenceAHFE Conference on Human Factors and Ergonomics in Healthcare and Medical Devices, 2021
CityVirtual, Online
Period25/07/2129/07/21

Keywords

  • Adolescent idiopathic scoliosis
  • Boston brace
  • Bracing
  • Initial spinal correction
  • Non-rigid brace

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Signal Processing
  • Computer Networks and Communications

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