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The Use of Thoraco-lumbo-sacral Orthoses (TLSOs) in the Treatment of Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis (AIS)

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Recruitment Status : Terminated (Failure of Subject Recruitment)
First Posted : June 9, 2011
Last Update Posted : July 21, 2017
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
CHENG Chun-yiu Jack, Chinese University of Hong Kong

Brief Summary:
The purpose of this study is to compare the risk of curve progression in Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis for subjects treated with bracing as compared to those without bracing.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Scoliosis Device: Thoraco-lumbo-sacral Orthosis Not Applicable

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 2 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single (Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: The Use of TLSOs in the Treatment of Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis: A Prospective, Randomized Controlled Study
Study Start Date : May 2011
Actual Primary Completion Date : April 2017
Actual Study Completion Date : April 2017

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MedlinePlus related topics: Scoliosis

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Treatment Group
Treatment with bracing
Device: Thoraco-lumbo-sacral Orthosis
Treatment with Thoraco-lumbo-sacral Orthosis for Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis
Other Name: The Thoraco-lumbo-sacral Orthosis is fabricated at Prosthetic & Orthotic Department at our research facility(Prince of Wales Hospital, Hong Kong SAR, China)

No Intervention: Control Group
Watchful waiting without bracing

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Curve progression [ Time Frame: Till cessation of growth or progression of curve severity to 50 degrees or more, patient will be followed once every 6 months, an average follow up of 3 years is expected ]
    Curve progression to Cobb angle of 50 degrees or more

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Ages Eligible for Study:   10 Years to 15 Years   (Child)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Confirmed Diagnosis of AIS
  • Age ≥10, ≤15 years old
  • Risser 0, 1 or 2
  • Primary Cobb angle between 20 and 40 degrees (inclusive)
  • Apex (of at least one of the primary curves) caudal to T7
  • Pre-menarchal OR post-menarchal by ≤1 year
  • Physical and mental ability to adhere to bracing protocol

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Diagnosis of other musculoskeletal or developmental illnesses possibly responsible for the curvature
  • A history of previous surgical or orthotic treatment
  • Inability to read and understand Chinese

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT01370057

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Prince of Wales Hospital
Hong Kong, China
Sponsors and Collaborators
Chinese University of Hong Kong

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Responsible Party: CHENG Chun-yiu Jack, Professor, Chinese University of Hong Kong Identifier: NCT01370057    
First Posted: June 9, 2011    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: July 21, 2017
Last Verified: July 2017
Keywords provided by CHENG Chun-yiu Jack, Chinese University of Hong Kong:
Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Spinal Curvatures
Spinal Diseases
Bone Diseases
Musculoskeletal Diseases