Bracing is often used to treat spine disorders non-surgically, but there has never been a consistent and scientifically valid classification system for bracing systems. Instead, braces have been named by their city of origin or the surname of the inventor. This makes scientific classification of braces more important than ever. By classifying braces, practitioners will be able to identify and distinguish between braces based on impact and need.
- The current increase in types of scoliosis braces defined by a surname or a town makes scientific classification essential
- The BSCG endeavor embraces the very important SOSORT – Scoliosis Research Society cooperation
- The BCSG has reached a consensus on 139 terms related to bracing
“This is the first clinical terminology tool for bracing related to scoliosis based on the current scientific evidence and formal multidisciplinary consensus. A visual atlas of various brace types is also provided.”