Table 1

Characteristics of the population at the beginning of treatment with CMCR brace and at its definitive removal
Variable    Group at the beginning of treatment    Group at the definitive brace removal
Gender Girls 289 (90%) Girls 86 (95%)
Boys 32 (10%) Boys 4 (5%)
Mean age Girls 12 years 3 months Girls 16 years
Boys 11 years 1 month Boys 15 years 5 months
Curvature type Double-major 234 (72,9%) Double-major 69 (76%)
Lumbar 7 (2,2%) Lumbar -
Thoracic 31 (9,7%) Thoracic 7 (8%)
Thoraco-lumbar 49 (15,3%) Thoraco-lumbar 14 (16%)
Cobb angle Double-major 21,7° Double-major 17,6°
Thoracic 23,6° Thoracic 18,1°
Thoraco-lumbar 24,1° Thoraco-lumbar 20,2°
Skeletalmaturity Risser 0 152 (48,4%) Achieved
Risser 1 65 (20,7%)
Risser 2 42 (13,4%)
Risser 3 36 (11,5%)
Risser 4 19 (6,1%)
Theoretical Vital Capacity (VC) Girls 3,4 l. Girls 3,5 l.
Boys 3,5 l. Boys 4,2 l.
Forced Vital Capacity (FVC) Girls 2,4 l. Girls 2,7 l.
Boys 2,7 l. Boys 3,6 l.

Bernard et al.

Bernard et al. Scoliosis 2013 8:3   doi:10.1186/1748-7161-8-3

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