Boston Othotics and Prosthetics

Scoliosis Bracing Results & Clinical Outcomes

Our Success Rate With the Boston Brace Original

We measure success by the curve correction we see from an in-brace x-ray. Our goal is to see at least a 50% curve reduction. For example, if the patients initial Cobb Value is 30, an in-brace x-ray (with the brace on) should show the Cobb Value at 15. The chart below shows the average curve correction for thoracic, thoracolumbar, and lumbar curve locations in both single and double curves. You'll note that on more complex curves it is less likely to meet the goals, while lesser Cobb Values it's easier.

Average Percent Curve Reduction For Single Curves 1/13 - 12/15
Beginning Cobb Value Range Curve Location
  Thoracic Thoracolumbar Lumbar
25-30 52% 60% 41%
31-35 52% 56% 48%
36-40 50% 56% NA
41-45 44% NA NA
Average Percent Curve Reduction For Double Curves 1/13 - 12/15
Beginning Cobb Value Range Curve Location
  Thoracic Thoracolumbar Lumbar
25-30 47% 56% 48%
31-35 45% 50% 43%
36-40 40% 49% 46%
41-45 37% 52% NA

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We happily provide the success rates from our braces. They are the best in the industry. We believe every provider and brace manufacturer should provide these statistics. Our results speak for themselves. This is probably the reason we are the most copied scoliosis brace in the industry.

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