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Pediatric treatment

The SpineCor® dynamic brace has been proven effective in treating adolescent idiopathic scoliosis and it is now also being used to treat hyperkyphosis in patients whose growth and development are not yet complete.

Be it in the treatment of scoliosis or hyperkyphosis, pediatric patients are the ones who stand to gain the most from the corrective action of the SpineCor® brace (38). There are two key reasons for the SpineCor® treatment’s success: the first being the brace’s corrective potential as it relates to the patient’s continued growth and development up until around age 15/Risser 3 (see table below for information about the Risser sign). Unlike adults who have completed their development, pediatric patients’ bone structure is still malleable. The second reason behind the treatment’s success is that the brace exerts constant dynamic action on the pediatric patient’s neuromuscular system, favouring integration of the Corrective Movement® on a neurological level. These two factors combined result in stable correction of the condition, even after bracing is discontinued (3), something previously unheard of in orthopaedics.

The best results are obtained in the case of rapid interventions (age ≤ 12–13 years) and of moderate curves (Cobb angle less than 50°). It has been proven that in most cases SpineCor® may still be able to correct or stabilize spinal deformities in patients diagnosed after menstruation for young girls or voice change for young boys and can be used to treat them up until the end of their developmental period.

Corrective Movement®: reinforcement and stability 

The tension in the elastic bands of the SpineCor® brace reproduces a curve-specific Corrective Movement ®, untwisting the spine by dynamically opening the abnormal curve through alternative compression and tension on growth plates. This normalizes postural disorganization by globally and dynamically over-correcting the posture. The previous abnormal posture is overwritten as the new movement strategy is integrated into the brain, resulting in neuromuscular re-education. The SpineCor® brace is the only brace for which the resultant new posture and Cobb angles are maintained post bracing with no loss of correction over time. (3)

Treatment of hyperkyphosis

Although the SpineCor® brace was developed for patients suffering from adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS), since it can be arranged in countless different ways it has also proven effective in the treatment of other spinal deformities, notably, hyperkyphosis. We have elaborated various setup methods to create curve-specific Corrective Movements® for each type of kyphosis outlined in our morphological classification of the disease. As with scoliosis, the brace’s corrective potential as it relates to the pediatric patient’s continued growth and development and its dynamic action on their neuromuscular system results in stable correction of the condition.