Orthoses for Spinal Deformities

Weibin Shi, Amy Strouse, David R. Gater

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Although accumulating evidence in the literature supports the value of orthotic treatment for various forms of spinal deformity, the use of orthoses for treatment of spinal deformities is still controversial because of the lack of a clear understanding of the pathology and natural history of these disorders. Although a multitude of pathologies can cause these deformities, this chapter focuses primarily on the most common types believed to benefit from spinal orthoses: idiopathic scoliosis and Scheuermann kyphosis. In addition to diagnosis, epidemiology, and natural history, this chapter also addresses current options for bracing and potential future considerations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAtlas of Orthoses and Assistive Devices, Fifth Edition
ISBN (Electronic)9780323483230
ISBN (Print)9780323554268
StatePublished - Jan 1 2018

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Medicine

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