Indian Spine Journal

SYMPOSIUM: ADOLESCENT IDIOPATHIC SCOLIOSIS
Year
: 2020  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 151--159

Bracing in adolescent idiopathic scoliosis


Bhavuk Garg1, Kaustubh Ahuja2, Saumyajit Basu3 
1 Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India
2 Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Rishikesh, Uttarakhand, India
3 Department of Neurosciences, Park Clinic, Kolkata, West Bengal, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Kaustubh Ahuja
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Rishikesh, Uttarakhand.
India

Bracing constitutes the most widely practiced treatment method for nonoperative management of adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS). Brace treatment has undergone a large number of variations from the time of its inception, and it has led to a number of available options to choose from in present times. The evidence for bracing has also evolved tremendously in the last few years from single-center cohort studies to multicenter randomized controlled trials. For bracing to be successful, proper patient selection is an important prerequisite. A coordinated team effort from the patient, parents, family, the surgeon, and orthotist is also essential for ensuring compliance and treatment success. This article is a narrative review and focuses on the role of bracing in the management of AIS in terms of the brace history, types, indications, results, and drawbacks with relevant literature.


How to cite this article:
Garg B, Ahuja K, Basu S. Bracing in adolescent idiopathic scoliosis.Indian Spine J 2020;3:151-159


How to cite this URL:
Garg B, Ahuja K, Basu S. Bracing in adolescent idiopathic scoliosis. Indian Spine J [serial online] 2020 [cited 2020 Nov 29 ];3:151-159
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