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Long-term results after Boston brace treatment in late-onset juvenile and adolescent idiopathic scoliosis

BACKGROUND: It is recommended that research in patients with idiopathic scoliosis should focus on short- and long-term patient-centred outcome. The aim of the present study was to evaluate outcome in patients with late-onset juvenile or adolescent idiopathic scoliosis 16 years or more after Boston brace treatment. METHODS: 272 (78%) of 360 patients, 251 (92%) women, responded to follow-up examination at a mean of 24.7 (range 16 – 32) years after Boston brace treatment. Fifty-eight (21%) patients had late-onset juvenile and 214 had adolescent idiopathic scoliosis. All patients had clinical and radiological examination and answered a standardised questionnaire including work status, demographics, General Function Score (GFS) (

Keywords : Adolescent,Boston,methods,Norway,Patients,Scoliosis,Universities,, After,Boston,Brace,Treatment, pain face

Date of Publication : 2011 Aug 31

Authors : Lange JE;Steen H;Gunderson R;Brox JI;

Organisation : Orthopaedic and Radiological Department, Rikshospitalet, Oslo University Hospital, Norway. jbrox@ous-hf.no

Journal of Publication : Scoliosis

Pubmed Link : https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21880123

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