What is the role of orthotics in the treatment of osteoporosis?

Updated: Sep 26, 2019
  • Author: Monique Bethel, MD; Chief Editor: Herbert S Diamond, MD  more...
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Orthotics are used to decrease the flexion forces to prevent the worsening of kyphosis and to reduce the pressure on the fracture site in the acute phase of disease. [223, 224] Common orthotics used include the following:

  • Thoracolumbosacral orthosis (TLSO)

  • Cruciform anterior spinal hyperextension (CASH) brace

  • Jewett brace


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