Braces

Publication Title: 
Ortopedia, Traumatologia, Rehabilitacja

Scoliosis is a deformity of the spine known since Hippocrates times. The value of certain methods of conservative treatment remains controversial. Some of them have only a psychological value both for the physician and his or her caregivers.

Author(s): 
Zarzycka, Maja
Rozek, Karina
Zarzycki, Michał
Publication Title: 
Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research

Skeletally immature patients with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis are at risk for curve progression. Although numerous nonoperative methods have been attempted, including physical therapy, exercise, massage, manipulation, and electrical stimulation, only bracing is effective in preventing curve progression and the subsequent need for surgery. Brace treatment is initiated as either full-time (TLSO, Boston) or nighttime (Charleston, Providence) wear, although patient compliance with either mode of bracing has been a documented problem.

Author(s): 
Schiller, Jonathan R.
Thakur, Nikhil A.
Eberson, Craig P.
Publication Title: 
Ortopedia, Traumatologia, Rehabilitacja

Scoliosis is a deformity of the spine known since Hippocrates times. The value of certain methods of conservative treatment remains controversial. Some of them have only a psychological value both for the physician and his or her caregivers.

Author(s): 
Zarzycka, Maja
Rozek, Karina
Zarzycki, Michał
Publication Title: 
Annals of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine

OBJECTIVE: To estimate adherence to and effectiveness of rehabilitation after acute ankle sprain. METHOD: Patients with acute ankle sprain attending four emergency departments were recruited between February and July 2009. After the initial examination (classification of the severity of the sprain), each patient received an Aircast(®) ankle brace and the same, standardized rehabilitation program.

Author(s): 
Guillodo, Y.
Le Goff, A.
Saraux, A.
Publication Title: 
Women & Health

The most common form of scoliosis (lateral curvature of the spine) is adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS). The prevalence of AIS is 10-20 individuals per 1,000 population screened. Progressive AIS affects females more frequently than males. Only 1-2 per 1,000 individuals have progressive AIS and need brace or surgical treatment. Early screening programs for scoliosis and other spinal deformities are instituted in schools in the fifth to ninth grades to achieve early detection of progressive AIS.

Author(s): 
Emans, J. B.
Publication Title: 
Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics

Scoliosis is a lateral and rotary deformity of the spine that is often found in children. Treatment of this deformity is based on the principle of early recognition and prevention, although surgical correction may be warranted in the case of progressive curves. There is no scientific evidence that spinal manipulative therapy (SMT) has any effect on curve progression in patients with idiopathic scoliosis; however, there is clinical evidence that SMT is a useful treatment for those patients who have an associated mechanical backache.

Author(s): 
Nykoliation, J. W.
Cassidy, J. D.
Arthur, B. E.
Wedge, J. H.
Publication Title: 
Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics

OBJECTIVE: Two cases are discussed to illustrate two different presentations, progressions and treatments of Scheuermann's juvenile kyphosis. CLINICAL FEATURES: In one case, a 13-yr-old boy suffered from a 2-yr history of lower back pain. Radiographs demonstrated irregularity of the upper lumbar vertebral endplates, associated with Schmorl's nodes. The second case is one of a 14-yr-old boy who was seen in an orthopedic outpatient clinic. Radiographs revealed wedging of the anterior border of T6, T7, and T8 vertebrae with a thoracic spine kyphotic deformity measuring 72 degrees.

Author(s): 
Lemire, J. J.
Mierau, D. R.
Crawford, C. M.
Dzus, A. K.
Publication Title: 
AJNR. American journal of neuroradiology

We report a case of increased signal in the left hemicord at the C4 level on T2-weighted MR images after chiropractic manipulation, consistent with contusion. The patient displayed clinical features of Brown-Séquard syndrome, which stabilized with immobilization and steroids. Follow-up imaging showed decreased cord swelling with persistent increased signal. After physical therapy, the patient regained strength on the left side, with residual decreased sensation to pain involving the right arm.

Author(s): 
Lipper, M. H.
Goldstein, J. H.
Do, H. M.
Publication Title: 
Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics

OBJECTIVE: The objective of this project was to develop and test protocols for a randomized clinical trial (RCT) of 2 multimodal package therapies for chronic lateral epicondylitis. METHODS: Six participants were enrolled after case review and randomized to 1 of 2 groups (4 in group A and 2 in group B). Group A had high-velocity low-amplitude manipulation, high-voltage pulse galvanic stimulation, counterforce bracing, ice, and exercises, whereas group B had ultrasound, counterforce bracing, and exercise.

Author(s): 
Radpasand, Mohsen
Owens, Edward
Publication Title: 
Ortopedia, Traumatologia, Rehabilitacja

Scoliosis is a deformity of the spine known since Hippocrates times. The value of certain methods of conservative treatment remains controversial. Some of them have only a psychological value both for the physician and his or her caregivers.

Author(s): 
Zarzycka, Maja
Rozek, Karina
Zarzycki, Michał

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