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Retraction: Soft braces in the treatment of Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis (AIS) – Review of the literature and description of a new approach

Hans-Rudolf Weiss1* and Mario Werkmann2

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1 Orthopedic Rehabilitation Services, Alzeyerstr, 23, Gensingen D-55457, Germany

2 Orthomed Scolicare, Orthopedic Technical Services, Alzeyerstr, 23, Gensingen D-55457, Germany

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Scoliosis 2013, 8:7  doi:10.1186/1748-7161-8-7


The electronic version of this article is the complete one and can be found online at: http://www.scoliosisjournal.com/content/8/1/7


Received:22 March 2013
Accepted:26 March 2013
Published:3 May 2013

© 2013 Weiss and Werkmann; licensee BioMed Central Ltd.

This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Retraction

The Editor-in-Chief and the Medical Editors at BioMed Central have retracted this article [1] because the first author did not fully declare his association with Koob Scolitech, which holds the rights in and to the Spinealite™ brace and has filed for a patent for that brace. Furthermore, the direct association between Koob Scolitech and the Spinealite™ brace was not made clear in the article. This undeclared competing interest compromised the peer review process.

References

  1. Weiss HR, Werkmann M: Soft braces in the treatment of Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis (AIS) – Review of the literature and description of a new approach.

    Scoliosis 2012, 7:11. PubMed Abstract | BioMed Central Full Text | PubMed Central Full Text OpenURL