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Retrospective Investigation of the effect of exercises accompanied with a Milwaukee brace onthe cobb angle in patients with kyphoscoliosis
Shahrbanoo Bidari1, Mojtaba Kamyab 2, Amir Ahmadi3, Mohammad Saleh Ganjavian4, Bahar Shaghyeghfard5
1- MSc Student in Orthotics and Prosthetics- School of Rehabilitation, Iran University of medical sciences Tehran, Iran
2- Assistant Professor in Orthotics and Prosthetics- School of Rehabilitation, Iran University of medical sciences, Tehran, Iran , mojtaba.kamyab@gmail.com
3- Assistant Professor in physiotherapy- School of Rehabilitation, Iran University of medical sciences, Tehran, Iran
4- - Associate Professor in Iran University of Medical Scinces, Tehran, Iran
5- MSc student in physiotherapy - School of Rehabilitation, Iran University of medical sciences, Tehran, Iran
Abstract:   (2397 Views)

Background and Aim: Idiopathic scoliosis is a common orthopaedic condition affecting 1.5% to 3% of the adolescents. Conservative treatments for idiopathic scoliosis involve bracing, exercise therapy, electrical stimulation and chiropractic treatment. Bracing in association with exercise is a well known method in the treatment of scoliosis. In spite of the disagreement among researchers, no study has assessed the effect of Blount &Moe exercises accompanied with a milwaukee brace on the kyphotic and scoliotic cobb angle at the beginning of weaning phase up to now. Therefore the aim of the present study was to investigate the role of Blount &Moe exercises on improvement of kyphotic and scoliotic cobb angle at the beginning of weaning phase.

Materials and Methods: The patients were evaluated in terms of the quantity and quality of performing the exercises. Mean Cobb angle was compared  before bracing and at the beginning of weaning phase.

Results: Kyphotic and scolioitic cobb angle were reduced after using the milwaukee brace(p> 0.05), but no significant difference was found among all groups for the kyphotic and scoliotic cobb angle.

Conclusion: Miwaukee brace reduces kyphotic and scoliotic cobb angle, but the quantity and quality of exercise doing before weaning phase does not affect this parameter.

Key words:Kyphoscoliosis,Milwaukee brace, Exercise, Cobb angle

Keywords: Kyphoscoliosis, Milwaukee brace, Exercise, Cobb angle
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2015/10/31 | Accepted: 2015/10/31 | Published: 2015/10/31
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Bidari S, Kamyab M, Ahmadi A, Ganjavian M S, Shaghyeghfard B. Retrospective Investigation of the effect of exercises accompanied with a Milwaukee brace onthe cobb angle in patients with kyphoscoliosis. mrj. 2015; 9 (4) :8-15
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