A new study published in the journal Spine emphasizes the importance of adherence to the prescribed wear schedule in the nonoperative management of idiopathic scoliosis.
The study, Early Adherence to Prescribed Brace Wear for Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis is Associated with Future Brace Wear, was conducted by Dr. M. Timothy Hresko and his research team at Boston Children's Hospital.
The study looked at scoliosis brace wear adherence during the initial wean-in period among scoliosis patients wearing a Boston Brace 3D.
Brace wear adherence was monitored using a small thermal sensor device installed within each Boston Brace 3D that records the internal temperature of the scoliosis brace in order to record the user's wear patterns.
The study found that early adherence was not only associated with future adherence, it also led to greater than five degrees of scoliosis reduction at the 12-month visit.
“This is just the latest study confirming that Boston O&P’s Boston Brace 3D utilized in conjunction with our thoroughly proven scoliosis program for diagnosing and treating children is effective in stopping curve progression and reducing the curve magnitude when worn as prescribed,” said James Wynne CPO, Clinical Director of Boston O&P’s Scoliosis Program. “We are pleased to see another study verify the effectiveness of nonoperative treatment of idiopathic scoliosis, and will continue striving to deliver the best possible results to the children in our care.”