The Boston Brace 3D® is the next innovation in the non-operative treatment of idiopathic scoliosis. Our clinical experts have combined knowledge of the three-dimensional scoliosis curvature with the latest in shape capture and CAD/CAM technologies. This enhanced brace design comes from the unique and selective shift/push/relief combination of corrective forces that are fabricated into each brace.
How the Boston Brace 3D Works
Scoliosis is a three dimensional deformity, and the Boston Brace 3D orthosis works to correct the spine in all three planes—coronal, sagittal and transverse. The custom-made Boston Brace 3D features an improved brace design with a unique shift/push combination of forces that move the spine into a corrected position. Additional space is provided for rotational correction and breathing mechanics.
Custom Fabricated Using CAD/CAM Technology
To ensure maximal curve correction, the Boston Brace 3D is custom designed for each individual patient. Shape capturing technology (scans) and precise measurements of the patient are obtained to create a three dimensional CAD/CAM model. Systematic analysis of the X-ray is performed to optimize the corrective forces (push/shift) creating an asymmetrical shape, while optimizing sagittal plane balance. The corrective forces are created in conjunction with open/void areas that allow for easier breathing mechanics.
Boston Brace 3D Results and Outcomes
Patient outcomes are very important to us at Boston Orthotics & Prosthetics. Initial in-brace X-rays (X-rays with the brace on) show that most patients achieve greater than 50% correction of the primary curve when wearing the Boston Brace 3D. The combination of in-brace curve reduction and adherence to the prescribed wear schedule has been shown in multiple studies to reduce the risk of curve progression. To aid in brace wear adherence, all Boston Brace 3D braces are equipped with the iButton thermal sensor.