Scoliosis Research Society (SRS)
Scoliosis Research Society (SRS)
An International Organization Dedicated to the Education, Research and Treatment of Spinal Deformity
Our Mission is to Foster Optimal Care for All Patients with Spinal Deformities

Manual of Brace Treatment for Idiopathic Scoliosis

This manual on bracing for Idiopathic Scoliosis is a product of the Scoliosis Research Society. It was distributed to participants at the 1998 Brace Instructional Course in New York City during the 33rd Annual Meeting. The sections below are the work of the distinguished faculty of the course. Several sections have been updated in 2003 and 2009.

SRS is in no way endorsing any of these braces over other brace types. In some cases there may have been help in the production of illustrations and drawings from the brace manufacturing companies. SRS has not received any funds from the manufacturers directly.

We hope this manual will be valuable as a future reference for your clinical and teaching activities.

  • Providence Brace
    Charles d'Amato, MD, FRCS(C), Barry McCoy, CPO
    Updated 2003
  • 3-D Consideration
    Hubert Labelle, MD
    Pending Update
  • European Braces
    Theodoros B. Grivas, MD, PhD
    Updated 2013
  • Scheuermann's Kyphosis
    B. Stephens Richards, MD & Donald E. Katz, BS, CO
    Updated 2009
  • SpineCor System
    Charles H. Rivard, MD
    Updated 2002
  • Annotated Bibliography
    2009 Non-Operative Management Committee (formerly Bracing Committee);
    D. Raymond Knapp, MD
    Updated 2009