What is Brace (Orthotic) Treatment for Scoliosis?
A brace (orthotic) treatment for scoliosis is useful in preventing spinal curve advance and also to maintain the normal appearance of the back.
The main aim of the brace treatment for scoliosis is to prevent the spinal curve from worsening. Although brace does not correct the spinal curve it helps to stop the curve from getting worse.
What is the result of Brace (Orthotic) Treatment for Scoliosis?
After the treatment if the use of the brace is discontinued, the spine will likely bend again and the improvement using the brace is lost.
What is the need for Brace (Orthotic) Treatment for Scoliosis?
Brace (orthotic) treatment is most useful in children in the developing stage for treating mild spinal curves. Brace treatment is normally stopped after the child has reached the end of the growth stage.
There are two common types of back braces used for treatment of scoliosis:
CTLSO (Cervical Thoracic Lumbar Sacral Orthosis)
This brace is made of customized pelvic girdle and a metal outer structure which extends till the neck. This is worn over the clothing and is plainly seen.
This is useful in treating curves that are located high in the upper back (kyphosis/hunchback). This is mostly effective in treating kyphosis.
TLSO (Thoracic Lumbar Sacral Orthosis)
This brace consists of the trunk and pelvic girdle which is customized to fit perfectly on to the child’s back. This is most useful in treating the curves seen in the middle and lower back. This is a discrete brace and can be worn under the clothing conveniently.
Braces are ineffective for severe curves that are bent at an angle of more than 45 degrees.
How successful is Brace (Orthotic) Treatment for Scoliosis?
Most cases of idiopathic scoliosis are known to be successfully treated with back braces. These are also found to be effective in halting the gradual worsening of the curve as well as show slight improvement in them as well.
Brace is ideally considered successful treatment when:
- It is started early in the child’s growth stage
- Spinal curve is mild
- Brace fits well
- Brace is worn for the advised period of time
- Family support is present for the child
What are the risks involved in using Brace (Orthotics) Treatment for Scoliosis?
These are certain complications that may be seen after a brace therapy:
- Curve worsens if brace is avoided
- Skin irritation
Why choose Travcure to get Brace (Orthotics) Treatment for Scoliosis in India?
India is known for having the largest and most advanced network of healthcare facilities. These are multi-specialty hospitals that have the latest in medical and surgical equipments and technologies. Travcure is well-associated with these comprehensive healthcare facilities to provide the best and most effective brace (orthotics) treatment for scoliosis in India at the most affordable cost to the patient.