What is the classification of brace?

The simplest classification of braces is based on the anatomical region where the orthosis acts: cervical (C), thoracic (T), lumbar (L) and sacral (S).

How much does a Rigo Cheneau brace cost?

The approximate final cost of the Rigo Chêneau Brace is $6,000, and can be as high as $8,500. Depending on the patient’s coverage, much of this is out of pocket, whereas the cost of the Boston Brace is typically 100% covered by insurance after a deductible and your co-pay.

What is a Rigo?

Noun. rigo. rush, hurry, haste.

Can scoliosis be corrected with a brace?

Bracing can be effective for slowing or halting progression of your spinal curve when you have scoliosis. It can’t completely or permanently straighten your spine. It can only be used if the curve is moderate in size and while your bones are still growing.

How many hours a day should I wear a scoliosis brace?

In general, if the treatment goal of bracing is support and pain reduction, it will be worn for 4 to 6 hours a day; if the treatment goal is curvature reduction, it will need to be worn full time, meaning around 20 to 23 hours a day.

Can idiopathic scoliosis be cured?

So, overall, it is more realistic to say that while scoliosis cannot be fully “cured” it’s entirely possible for the patient to live the rest of their life “scoliosis free” – as long as the curve is caught early enough to be corrected.

Can you sleep on your side with a scoliosis brace?

Sleep with pillows, even if you wear a brace. When sleeping on your side, Dr. Velikova suggests tucking your knees into your chest. Then place one pillow between your knees and another pillow under your waist for extra support.

Can you exercise with scoliosis brace?

All kinds of land exercises (such as cycling, badminton, and dance) are encouraged as exercising with the brace on speeds up the curve correction. Soft brace also allows much better muscle retaining and joint mobilization, which has a great impact on curve correction retention after the brace treatment is over.

What are indications for the Chêneau brace for scoliosis?

Indications for the Chêneau brace are represented by progressive idiopathic scoliosis during growth, with an upper end vertebra caudal to T5 and a Cobb angle between 25° and 45° [ 4, 17 ].

What is Cheneau scoliosis?

Cheneau was the first brace developer to recognize that idiopathic scoliosis of the thoracic spine often involves flatback (thoracic lordosis) and should be treated accordingly (1). This is one aspect of bracing where some scoliosis braces fall short and affect patient outcomes. Today, there are several Cheneau derivates.

How do I choose the best scoliosis brace for parents?

Parents looking for the best scoliosis brace should consider several important factors: results, comfort, the potential for curve improvements, and better postural symmetry are among the most important! The innovative Cheneau-Gensingen Brace offers these significant advantages, and more, over other scoliosis braces.

Does bracing reduce the incidence of surgery in scoliosis?

Conservative treatment with Chêneau orthosis and physiotherapy was effective in halting scoliosis progression in 48.1% of patients. The results of this study suggest that bracing is effective in reducing the incidence of surgery in comparison with natural history.