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SRS: Scoliosis Research Society

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竭诚为患者的脊柱畸形的最佳治疗

支具治疗
骨骼发育未成熟的患者,脊柱侧凸和后凸出现进展时常常需要支具治疗。中度侧凸及异常后凸也需要支具治疗。目前有很多种支具,其设计理念是预防侧凸在青春期内进展。

支具如同脊柱的支撑物,可预防脊柱畸形在骨骼快速生长期内加重。支具本身不会使脊柱变直,也无法保证畸形不出现进展。但是,支具能有效的阻止大部分骨骼未成熟青少年脊柱畸形的进展。

成功的支具治疗需要什么?

  1. 发现患者仍处于生长期
  2. 轻中度的脊柱畸形;
  3. 定期的随诊;
  4. 合适的支具,随着生长支具偏小后需要定期更换;
  5. 患者的合作及家庭的支持;
  6. 保持正常活动,包括锻炼、舞蹈训练、体育课,有选择性的摘掉支具在医生的监督下进行上述活动。
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Videos Prepared by Paul Sponseller, MD and Kristin Venuti of the Pediatric Spine Service at The John Hopkins University
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Nora's Story
TLSO Brace for Scoliosis
Nora is 14 years old. She wears a custom TLSO brace for scoliosis. Nora doesn't hide the brace, in fact, her friends have decorated it! She faithfully wears it all day, but she does take it off for field hockey. Prebrace, Nora had a 33 degree thoracic curve and a 40 degree lumbar curve. After eight months her curves are not increasing - the thoracic curve is 33 degrees and the lumbar curve is 35 degrees.
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Joshua's Story
Milwaukee Brace for Kyphosis
Joshua is 14 years old. He wears a Milwaukee brace for kyphosis. He is motivated by the opportunity to avoid surgery. His kyphosis curve measured 71 degrees prebrace. After only 6 months it's been reduced to 49 degrees. A Boy Scout, Joshua is committed to the brace. He even wears it camping and hiking.