Monitoring scoliosis patients on brace use prevents curve progression, surgery

Bracing often is recommended for adolescents diagnosed with idiopathic adolescent scoliosis, and a spinal curve between 25 and 45 degrees. When worn consistently and as directed, braces have been found to effectively halt or slow further progression of a spinal curve, often preventing surgery. However, experts say that monitoring the use of these braces is key for effective results. —> Read More