• 14.5 year-old male
  • Initial Cobb angle(s) 46°/23°
  • Risser 4

While severe scoliosis in boys is less common than in girls, KE’s case is an example of progressive scoliosis in a male patient. KE was first diagnosed with scoliosis when he was 11 years old. At the time, the scoliosis was mild and was discovered because of back pain. After a couple years of observation and moderate progression, KE was fit with a nighttime bending brace. Despite nighttime bracing, a new x-ray (taken 1.5 years later) revealed that KE’s scoliosis had progressed significantly and measured 46° in the thoracic spine. At that point, his mother reached out to Scoliosis 3DC seeking information about other treatment options.

KE was fit with a Cheneau-Gensingen brace (for full-time wear) and learned a Schroth Best Practice program for his individual curve pattern. KE’s amazing postural improvement (after a 6-month span) clearly shows that he is a very compliant patient! His follow-up x-ray (30+ hours out of brace, taken at an individual facility) also demonstrated a significant improvement in Cobb angle measurements to 31° thoracic and 16° lumbar (originally 46° thoracic and 23°)! We are optimistic that KE will do well considering the stabilization and improvement of a previously progressive scoliosis.

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Best decision ever! After much research, we decided that traveling 1000 km to Scoliosis 3DC and paying out of pocket for a Gensingen Brace would give our 9 year old the best chance at stopping progression of her scoliosis. Dr. Marc, Amy, Maja and all the staff are so compassionate and spent several hours over… Read More