What is the rate of compliance with brace regimens in the treatment of idiopathic scoliosis?

Updated: Dec 02, 2020
  • Author: Charles T Mehlman, DO, MPH; Chief Editor: Jeffrey A Goldstein, MD  more...
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Compliance with prescribed brace-wear regimens has been shown to be poor. DiRaimondo and Green found that on average, patients only wore their braces 65% of the prescribed amount of time. [114] Patients prescribed part-time (16 hr/day) bracing actually demonstrated worse compliance (58%) than those prescribed full-time (24 hr/day) bracing (71%). Overall, only 15% of patients demonstrated a highly compliant (≥90%) brace-wear routine.


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