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National study supports bracing for kids with scoliosis

For more than 50 years, orthopedic surgeons at Boston Children’s Hospital and elsewhere have prescribed rigid back braces for some kids with scoliosis. In theory, bracing prevents worsening of the curvature and might allow the child to avoid surgery to correct the curve. But the treatment can be challenging. Subjecting a child to a bulky back brace during the emotionally vulnerable teen years is not high on any parent’s or physician’s wish list. Plus, until last week’s study published in New England Journal of Medicine, some physicians weren’t sure if bracing was effective....

Around the bend

At 11 years old, it wasn't normal for Anjellina Guiliano to have back pain. At first, she......

Orthopedics

Orthopedics SPEAKERS BUREAU: TOPICS IN ORTHOPEDICS ACL Injury in the Pediatric Athlete Mininder Kocher, MD, MPH Dennis Kramer, MD Yi-Meng Yen, MD, PhD Adolescent Hip Problems Mich...

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Publications Selected Orthopedic Care Center publications (1996-2012) Bone and Soft Tissue Tumor Hand and Upper Extremity Brachial Plexus Cerebral palsy and neuromuscular disorder...

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