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Year: 2017 | Month: Aug | Volume: 7 | Issue: 8 | Pages: 516-520

Quantitative Effect of Modified Thoracolumbar Spinal Brace in Kyphoscoliosis - A Case Report

Neha Singh Mitra1*, Bharat Bhusan Bharti2*, Dr. Ameed Equebal3

1Demonstrator (P&O), 2Prosthetist & Orthotist, 3Assistant Director Technical,
*Department of Prosthetics and Orthotics,
National Institute for Locomotor Disabilities (Divyangjan), Kolkata, West Bengal, India

Corresponding Author: Neha Singh Mitra


Background: Kyphoscoliosis, abnormal curvature in spinal column often leads pulmonary dysfunction and forward bending of spine. Existing supportive spinal bracing may provide some sort of receive from pain but upright postural with scope of correction is still challenging.
Aim: The aim of present case study was to identify the alternating factors related with spinal bracing which assist in upright postural maintenance.
Methods: Quantitative approach was used to identify the effect of customized thoracolumbar spinal brace. Oswestry Low Back Pain Disability Questionnaire and x ray evaluation were used for quantification of result. St. George’s Respiratory questionnaire was used to address pulmonary dysfunction. Pre and post test was used with adaptation time for 4 weeks in spinal brace on.
Result: Result showed marked relieve in spinal pain with improved Oswestry Disability Index score in post test quantification. There was significant alteration noticed in kyphotic posture but scoliosis was not much changed.
Conclusion: This study highlighted the effect of customized spinal brace with some alteration which improves quality of life along with maintain upright spinal posture.

Key words: Kyphoscoliosis, Thoracolumbar brace, Quality of life, Spinal pain, Pulmonary dysfunction.

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