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plopony
08-12-2005, 09:48 AM
I am supposed to get my brace off in a year or two, supposively when I stop growing. But I am afraid that if I loose the brace, my curve will just worsen without it, even though I'm not growing. Has this happened, is it realistic?

LindaRacine
08-12-2005, 01:35 PM
Hi...

Yes, unfortunately some people's curves will increase after they're fully mature despite having worn their braces faithfully. Studies show that MOST people who wear a brace successfuly avoid surgery. Some people's curves are so aggressive, that only surgery will stop the curves. It's a little technical, but here is some information on curves progressing after maturity:

http://www.vh.org/pediatric/provider/orthopaedics/AIS/07CurveProgressionPM.html

Regards,
Linda