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    Why we need the final Cobbs in BrAIST

    2016 SRS meeting

    1. post brace progression rate higher than natural history

    2. Curve magnitude at completion ALONE is predictive of post-brace surgical progression. (This is what the BrAIST authors need to address in their results. Because they didn't publish the post-bracing curve magnitudes, and because curves up to 49* with up to 25% growth remaining were bracing "successes", it is IMPOSSIBLE to use their results to determine how much bracing avoids surgery.)

    3. >80% of patients who completed bracing at > or = 45* reached post-brace surgical progression.

    4. no patient who completed bracing with < 40* failed.

    5. no patient with brace initiation at Risser II had post-brace surgical progression.
    Last edited by Pooka1; 02-25-2017 at 11:43 PM.
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