Decreased orthotic effectiveness in overweight patients with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis.

TitleDecreased orthotic effectiveness in overweight patients with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2005
AuthorsO'Neill PJ, Karol LA, Shindle MK, Elerson EE, BrintzenhofeSzoc KM, Katz DE, Farmer KW, Sponseller PD
JournalThe Journal of bone and joint surgery. American volume
Volume87
Issue5
Pagination1069-74
Date Published2005 May
Abstract

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 JournalJ Bone Joint Surg Am