Comparing different braces for adolescent idiopathic scoliosis
Effectiveness of braces designed using computer-aided design and manufacturing (CAD/CAM) and finite element simulation compared to CAD/CAM only for the conservative treatment of adolescent idiopathic scoliosis: a prospective randomized controlled trialEur Spine J. 2016 Oct;25(10):3056-3064
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40 patients with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis were randomized to have a computer-aided design and manufactured thoraco-lumbo-sacral orthosis with or without the addition of finite element simulation during the design process. Patients underwent radiographic evaluation during brace wearing to assess correction in thoracic and lumbar Cobb angle, as well as thoracic kyphosis and lumbar lordosis an...
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