Safety and Efficacy of Posture Correction Girdle for Adolescent With Early Scoliosis

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The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Status

Completed

Conditions

Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis

Treatments

Device: Posture Correction Girdle

Study type

Interventional

Funder types

Other

Identifiers

NCT01776736
ITF-237-11

Details and patient eligibility

About

For AIS, the caring of patients with spinal deformities has a long and varied history. Severe spinal deformities can greatly reduce pulmonary and cardiac functions, which may lead to death from cardiopulmonary failure. Therefore, surgery is generally suggested when the curvature of the spine is greater than 45-50 degrees. The adverse psychological impact of orthoses treatment on patients and its poor compliance has been a well-recognised problem. Some orthotic research studies indicate that early intervention of spinal deformities is particularly desirable. Taking into consideration current clinical practices, if the curve is less than 20 degrees, even if the child is at a high risk of progressive spinal deformity during the age of 10-16 at puberty, treatment is nothing more than just observation. This project aims to combine clinical experience with textile and materials sciences to research and develop a posture correction girdle for adolescents with early scoliosis. As a result, this will reduce the future likelihood of brace wear or surgery. In this study, the eligible subjects will be given tailor-made posture correction girdles to wear it 8 hours daily. Monitoring and observation will be provided during the six months girdling period. Data will be collected before and after the girdling by X-ray radiograph for analysis, in order to comparison the spine curvature condition. Locomotion of the subject with and without wearing the posture correction girdle will also be reference.

Full description

For AIS, the caring of patients with spinal deformities has a long and varied history. Severe spinal deformities can greatly reduce pulmonary and cardiac functions, which may lead to death from cardiopulmonary failure. Therefore, surgery is generally suggested when the curvature of the spine is greater than 45-50 degrees. The adverse psychological impact of orthoses treatment on patients and its poor compliance has been a well-recognised problem. Some orthotic research studies indicate that early intervention of spinal deformities is particularly desirable. Taking into consideration current clinical practices, if the curve is less than 20 degrees, even if the child is at a high risk of progressive spinal deformity during the age of 10-16 at puberty, treatment is nothing more than just observation. This project aims to combine clinical experience with textile and materials sciences to research and develop a posture correction girdle for adolescents with early scoliosis. As a result, this will reduce the future likelihood of brace wear or surgery. The eligible subjects will be given tailor-made posture correction girdles. Monitoring and observation will be provided during the girdling period. Data will be collected before and after the girdling by X-ray radiograph for analysis, in order to comparison the spine curvature condition. Locomotion of the subject with and without wearing the posture correction girdle will also be reference.

Enrollment

50 patients

Sex

Female

Ages

10 to 13 years old

Volunteers

No Healthy Volunteers

Inclusion criteria

Aged 10 to 13 years Diagnosis of AIS in early stage Primary Cobb angle equals to or less than 20 degrees Pre-menarchal or post-menarchal by no more than 1 year Ability to read and understand English or Chinese At high risk for curve progression Skeletally immature (Risser grade 0, 1, or 2) Physical and mental ability to adhere to posture correction girdle protocol

Exclusion criteria

Contraindications for x-ray exposure Diagnosis of other musculoskeletal or developmental illness that might be responsible for the spinal curvature History of previous surgical or orthotic treatment for AIS Contraindications for pulmonary and / or exercise tests Psychiatric disorders Recent trauma Recent traumatic (emotional) event

Trial design

Primary purpose

Treatment

Allocation

N/A

Interventional model

Single Group Assignment

Masking

None (Open label)

50 participants in 1 patient group

Posture Correction Girdle
Experimental group
Description:
Posture Correction Girdle applied for 8 hours per day. Clinical, radiographic, and self-report follow-up within the girdling period (6 months).
Treatment:
Device: Posture Correction Girdle

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