Further Evaluation of the Scolitron Treatment of Idiopathic Adolescent Scoliosis
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One hundred forty-two patients were treated by the Scolitron method of lateral electric surface stimulation (LESS) for scoliosis. Using 10 degrees progression as a failure point, clinicians reported the following: 56.3% of patients were classified as failures, 26.8% as successes; and 16.9% were still under treatment. When broken down into individual groups, true protocol patients, at risk for progression, had the lowest success rate; whereas those that were nonprotocol, and least at risk, had the highest success rate. This method should still be considered experimental and cannot be considered an alternative to bracing at this time.
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