Bracing Effects of the Flexpine in Scoliosis Patients

Susan V. Wang, Shu Zing

Abstract


Although various bracing methods are used today for the treatment of scoliosis, the plaster cast seems to be the most practiced technique at the moment. 3D printed systems are on the run which allow brace adjustments without plaster but with elastic band and flexible frame. This advance of 3d printing technology is developed into the use of the Flexpine method enabling the built of a delicate 3d printed brace without an orthopaedic technician to build a systemized brace for scoliosis correction. This 'FLEXpine" brace, developed according to the Flexpine 3d bracing principle, promises an enhanced convenience of quality of life within the uses of the brace. However, the change of pushing method and material should not result in reduced curve fixture. Therefore, the primary correction effect of various “FLEXpine" brace methods have been evaluated.  


Keywords


3d printing technology; brace evaluation; 3d bracing principle; Cobb’s angle.

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