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AngieW
10-03-2007, 06:52 PM
My 14yo had her 6 month appointment today. The good news is that the Boston brace is working. After 24 hours out of the brace, her curves were only 2/3 of what they were before bracing. While in the brace, her curves are cut in half.

My dd hasn't grown at all in the past 6 months, so the ortho is going to do an elbow x-ray at the next appointment in 6 more months. If the growth plates have closed, then she has stopped growing.

crepehanger
10-03-2007, 07:24 PM
I wanted to tell you I was glad to read of your daughter's good progress. Treatment has changed so much these days ! I wonder how kids handle wearing braces because I am pretty sure that if I had been told in 1975 that I needed to wear a brace,I would have responded in my usual 15 year old manner and rebelled. I am always so glad when a young person gets results from early treatment. Take care- Lisa