Most hospital discovers that if a patient is prescribe with 23 hours of orthoses per day, the actual amount of time the patient wears a orthosis is actually 16-20 hours per day, therefore most scoliosis center’s prescription is 18-20 hours per day. This leaves a further 4-6 hours without the protection of the orthosis. Sleeping is the longest time a patient spends on a single activity while wearing the orthosis.
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Using orthosis provides a efficient way of controlling scoliosis.
Suitable forAdolescent idiopathic scoliosis
According to some hormone research study, the growth hormones are at its peak around 12 to 2 am(figure right). Since the peak of the growth hormones occurs around this time, technically we can prevent the worsening of scoliosis by controlling the pressure onthe epiphyseal at that time.