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Decreased orthotic effectiveness in overweight patients with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis.
|Title||Decreased orthotic effectiveness in overweight patients with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis.|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2005|
|Authors||O'Neill PJ, Karol LA, Shindle MK, Elerson EE, BrintzenhofeSzoc KM, Katz DE, Farmer KW, Sponseller PD|
|Journal||The Journal of bone and joint surgery. American volume|
|Date Published||2005 May|
Many studies have demonstrated that orthotic treatment is effective for the prevention of curve progression in patients with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis. However, the effect of being overweight on the outcome of orthotic treatment has not been reported. The purpose of the present study was to determine whether orthotic treatment of adolescent idiopathic scoliosis is less successful for patients who are overweight than it is for those who are not overweight.
|Alternate Journal||J Bone Joint Surg Am|