Scoliosis & Spine Information for Providers
Boston Orthotics & Prosthetics is the leading provider of products and care for the treatment of scoliosis and other spinal conditions, and has 50 years of experience making scoliosis braces—longer than anyone else. Some facts to consider:
- Boston O&P has seen tens of thousands of patients through its own clinics, which allows them to understand the complexities of consistently producing the best products possible.
- Over the years, Boston O&P has fabricated thousands of braces for its partners throughout the USA, more than any other single manufacturer. Other companies make “Boston type” braces but theirs is the only real, and authentic, Boston Brace.
- Boston O&P manufactures all types of scoliosis braces…daytime, nighttime, anterior/posterior openings. They are the scoliosis experts and can provide the correct solution for you.
- Boston O&P products go through multiple quality control steps. They back all products with a guarantee that they will meet the measurements provided or they will adjust, and even remake the brace.
Boston O&P Scoliosis Outcomes
- The key factor in success is the in-brace x-ray that measures your curve correction. Boston O&P has measured its outcomes for years. 2016 results showed continued improvement and leads the industry.
Boston O&P Standard of Care
- In 2017, Boston O&P made the iButton, a wearing adherance monitor, standard of care in their clinics. This is important because it allows for careful monitoring of wear time. With this information, orthotists can work with patients to help identify the best plan for a successful outcome. Boston O&P is the only manufacturer of this size who offers this product.
Boston O&P New Products and Innovation
- Boston O&P has been beta-testing their new Boston Brace 3D for years. The results have been outstanding. This new product continues to reinforce their founder's, Bill Miller, vision of producing the best scoliosis braces available.
- Boston O&P is in final testing of BraceSim software to further improve consistently good results externally. BraceSim takes digital x-rays and scans and can project the patient's outcome with continued wear.
Publications & Articles
- Effects of Bracing in Adolescents with Idiopathic Scoliosis, New England Journal of Medicine, 2013
- Effect of Compliance Counseling on Brace Use and Success in Patients with Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis, The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery, 2016
- Improved brace design combining CAD/CAM and finite element simulation for the conservative treatment of adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS): preliminary results of a randomized control trial, Scoliosis, 2015