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.
Milwaukee brace, scoliosis, treatment.