Does bracing in adolescents with idiopathic scoliosis reduce scoliosis progression or surgical intervention?
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Does bracing in adolescents with idiopathic scoliosis reduce scoliosis progression or surgical intervention? Evidence-Based Answer: Bracing patients with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS) reduces curve progression (SOR: B, systemic review of RCTs and nonrandomized trials with some disease-oriented outcome measures). Patients with AIS who wear their braces greater than 10 hours a day are less likely to experience curve progression requiring surgical care than patients wearing braces less than 2 hours a day (SOR: B, nonrandomized prospective study).
Evidence-Based Practice 19, no. 5 (2016): 7