Effect of Milwaukee Brace in Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis

Authors : Sangita Nayak

Volume/Issue : Volume 7 - 2022, Issue 6 - June

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DOI : https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.6694320

The spine presents two characteristics significant to Milwaukee brace use, its varying susceptibility to both deforming and corrective influence and its relative in accessibility. The Milwaukee brace can apply longitudinal as well as transverse forces to correct the spinal deformity. This study intended to evaluate the effectiveness of Milwaukee brace on progression control as well as correction of scoliosis. Methodology: All the patients diagnosed with AIS.04(four) scoliotic patients ,02 males and 02 females of age group 08-14 who fulfilled the following criteria were recruited were reviewed. After assessment The patient were asked to use Milwaukeebrace was fabricated and advised to the patients to use 23 hours per day with exercises. After 1 year radiographic data were taken for evaluation Results: All data showed clinical improvement in Cobb’s angle, pelvis symmetry,shoulder level by using Milwaukee braces. The best response to brace treatment occurred when treatment was begun before onset of puberty. Longer curves corrected best. Curves of less than 40 degree were satisfactorily treated without surgery.The x-rays (orthoscanogram) was taken of 4 patients without braces who are using Milwaukee braces 7-12months ago. In patient1 there is no pelvic asymmetry. There is improvement of pelvic symmetry in all three patient as compared with previous x-rays. Lateral trunk shift measument also done.it was also as compared with previous x-rays. Conclusion: After analysis of data it was confirmed that Milwaukee brace when used 23 hours per day is effective in preventing progression of higher curves.

Keywords : Milwaukee brace, scoliosis, treatment.


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