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The Boston brace in thoracic scoliosis. A preliminary report.
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PMID:  6635788     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The Boston Brace has been reserved mainly for treating scoliosis curves with an apex below T9 while the Milwaukee superstructure has been recommended as the choice of treatment for higher thoracic curves. This paper is an analysis of the preliminary result of treatment of 300 thoracic curves with an apex of T9 or higher treated with the Boston underarm brace from 1975 through 1979. Preliminary success of Boston Bracing for thoracic curves is dependent upon placement of the thoracic pad adjacent to the ribs at the apex of the convexity and a high axillary crutch on the concave side of the curve. Boston Bracing of thoracic curves appeared initially favorable at apices T9, T8, T7, and possibly T6. Higher thoracic curves are difficult to control, and should be treated with the standard Milwaukee type brace with uprights.
E L Laurnen; J W Tupper; M P Mullen
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Spine     Volume:  8     ISSN:  0362-2436     ISO Abbreviation:  Spine     Publication Date:    1983 May-Jun
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1983-12-20     Completed Date:  1983-12-20     Revised Date:  2009-07-09    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7610646     Medline TA:  Spine (Phila Pa 1976)     Country:  UNITED STATES    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  388-95     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Follow-Up Studies
Scoliosis / radiography,  therapy*
Thoracic Vertebrae

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