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Treatment Journey

While each case is different, the journey is similar so patients can know what to expect at each stage

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True 3D Assessment

Using a portable, highly-accurate 3D scanner, in conjunction with an iPad and proprietary software app called BraceScan, each patient is scanned in 3D across 360 degrees in various postures.

This cutting edge approach is time efficient, highly accurate and radiation free. It is also convenient for patients with limited mobility and eliminates the need for casting in younger patients.

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Brace Manufacture

Through central computer aided manufacture (CAM), all braces are made by an experienced, dedicated team. Each is made following the ScoliBrace protocols and algorithm with cutting edge technology, ensuring consistency and quality.

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Regular Reviews

Each patient’s progress will be reviewed regularly at scheduled visits. Progress and any other changes will be monitored closely and adjustments made to the ScoliBrace and treatment plan as needed, aiming for the best possible outcomes.

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Customized Brace Design

BraceScan then combines the 3D scans with digital x-rays, posture photos, and other important clinical information to begin the brace design process.

Expert CAD designers design the brace, ensuring that the end product, ScoliBrace®, is the most effective brace for the patient.

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Brace Fitting

Every ScoliBrace is professionally fitted at the patient’s brace fitting consultation. Clinicians will discuss the treatment management plan and make any necessary modifications to the brace for comfort or correction. A scoliosis specific exercise program, such as ScoliBalance, may also be prescribed.

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Ongoing Care & Support After Brace Treatment

Ongoing support services are provided for patients after their treatment journey has concluded.

  • Is ScoliBrace really a custom brace?
    Absolutely. Using the latest technology in 3D patient scanning, computer aided design (CAD), computer aided manufacture (CAM) and proprietary design algorithms, each patient fitted with a ScoliBrace receives a brace made specifically for them and their individual curve.
  • Who can be prescribed a ScoliBrace to treat their scoliosis?
    The ScoliBrace has a versatile variety of designs for different curve types, which means there is a treatment option for most cases. For children and adolescents: Infantile, juvenile and adolescent cases of idiopathic scoliosis Some cases of neuromuscular curves Curves up to 60° cobb angle* For younger and older adults: Pre-existing scoliosis from adolescence. Treatment of cosmetic issues related to scoliosis Degenerative scoliosis (De novo scoliosis) Pain and/or reduction in function, e.g. inability to perform activities of daily living. *There is evidence to suggest adolescent idiopathic curves up to 60 degrees can be effectively treated with bracing^. In some cases there may be a medical necessity to brace curves greater than 60°. A consultation with a scoliosis clinician to discuss this option is recommended. ^Reference – Negrini, et al (2011). Idiopathic scoliosis patients with curves more than 45 Cobb degrees refusing surgery can be effectively treated through bracing with curve improvements. The Spine Journal 11(5): 369-380
  • Who can be prescribed a KyphoBrace?
    KyphoBrace is a specific brace for treating hyperkyphosis, Scheuermann’s kyphosis and poor posture. which means there is a treatment option for most cases. Scheuermann’s Kyphosis, Hyperkyphosis, Thoracolumbar Kyphosis and patients with anterior sagittal balance Kyphosis curves up to 85°.
  • How long do children need to wear a ScoliBrace?
    In patients who haven’t finished growing, the ScoliBrace will generally need to be worn on a full-time or part-time basis (depending on the curve magnitude and other factors) until they have finished the bulk of their growth. A full-time protocol is about 21-23 hours per day. A part-time protocol is about 14-18 hours per day.

Frequently Asked Questions

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