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Effect of Brace on Kyphosis Curve Management: A Review of Literature

Effect of Brace on Kyphosis Curve Management: A Review of Literature

Mohammad Taghi Karimi

Rehabilitation Faculty of Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran


The incidence of kyphosis is frequent compared to other spinal deformities. Different types of orthoses have been used to treat the kyphosis. The aim of this review is to determine the effciency of various orthoses to reduce kyphotic curve based on the available literature. A search was performed in some databases including PubMed, Google Scholar, Scopus, Embasco and ISI Web of Knowledge between 1960 and 2015 years. Keywords such as kyphosis, spinal deformities were used in combination with orthosis, brace and corset. The searched outcome indicated that there were at least 15 articles published on this topic and most of them have a small number of subjects. Although some new orthoses have been developed to decrease the curve of kyphosis, most of them did not test on more number of subjects. It seems that Milwaukee orthosis carry higher effciency to reduce the curve of kyphosis. There are not enough evidences regarding effects of orthosis on kyphotic curve. However, based on the available literature effects of orthoses on kyphotic curve is significantly than that of scoliosis. There appear that there are no major differences between full time and part time orthotic use in this deformity.


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Vol. 1, Iss. 1, Pages 1-28


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