Full Torso: Brace

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Full Torso. Brace: A full torso brace is also termed as the Milwaukee brace and was considered as standard treatment until a decade ago. It is used even today particularly for high curves. The brace contains a wide flat bar in front and it has two smaller ones in back. These bars get attached to a ring around neck that rests for the chin and at back of the head. The best curve correction occurs if patient lies on their chest when using the brace. Some researchers suggested that increasing tension on the chest straps might provide additional benefits. The brace is also periodically adjusted for growth with changes.
This brace needs to be worn for about 23 hours a day, with relief only during bathing and exercise. Compliance is one major problem
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