Prior to the patient’s first appointment, their medical condition is reviewed to determine what treatments or medication may have already been administered.
During the patient’s first visit to the clinic a series of evaluations are carried out before fitting the SpineCor® brace:
to evaluate the patient’s growth and the pattern of any postural abnormalities.
recent x-rays of the patient’s spine are studied to evaluate their type of scoliosis curve and its potential for progression. Some new, pre-bracing x-rays may need to be taken, depending on the x-rays which may already be available.
to evaluate the patient’s postural abnormalities by visual evaluation of their spine and simple measurements being taken using a laser plumbline, scoliometer, protractor and ruler.
SpineCor® Assistant Software (SAS): specially designed software records data from all the evaluations and calculates the patient’s specific curve classification. This software will also specify the exact brace fitting details for the patient.
Once the brace is fitted, the changes to the patient’s spine and posture are evaluated. A new x-ray of the patient wearing the brace is then required to confirm the results.
At the end of the visit the patient will be shown how to fit and take off the brace.
The patient will need to make further visits to their clinic for regular readjustments to the brace for the duration of their SpineCor® treatment.