- 10-year-old female
- Initial Cobb angles 29º/22º
- Risser 0
This girl’s mom detected her daughter’s spinal asymmetries during a back rub. They then contacted her physician who ordered an x-ray that revealed a moderate scoliosis. A ten year-old with a 29º Cobb angle and Risser sign of 0 is at high risk of curve progression. The local orthopedic doctor they consulted recommended a Boston Brace. After the initial bracing appointment (in Orange County, CA), her parents decided against that brace. The patient’s father wanted the most technologically advanced brace possible for his little girl and liked the idea of attempting spinal correction. Soon after, the family came to Scoliosis 3DC for a Gensingen brace and a Schroth Best Practice® program.
This girl is now growing taller and straighter in her current brace. Her current out-of-brace Cobb angles measure 22º and 11º. She uses her ADLs all the time but admits to not regularly practicing Schroth exercises. Despite that, she told us her participation in our program was valuable because Dr. Marc and Amy earned her trust and helped her buy into the importance of brace wear! She still has a lot of growing to do since her x-rays still indicate Risser 0. Despite that, her Cobb angles have so far decreased by 7º and 11º and her rotation is almost completely gone (down 8º and 7º). Her steady improvement with each check up indicates an excellent prognosis.