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                                          TriaC Brace
 
 
                                             
 
 
 
 
                                                 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The TriaC brace was jointly developed by the University of Groningen and the University of Twente in the Netherlands. The name TriaC is derived from the three C's --- Comfort, Control and Cosmetics. The brace is custom fitted to the patient and consists of two parts --lumbar and thoracic that is interconnected by a flexible coupling device. Unlike conventional rigid braces which can lead to muscle atrophy, the TriaC is a dynamic brace with an open construct that allows for rib cage expansion ( crucial for growing children ) and is easily concealed under clothing for the fashion conscious teen. It's difficult to imagine a more comfortable brace or that a child should experience breathing problems or have difficulty eating with this brace!
 
 
 
 
A minimum of 20% reduction in Cobb angle is necessary for bracing success. Doctors have found that in many cases, correction is maintained 4 - 6 years after patient weaning from the brace. (See article below)
 
 
 
 
 
 
Clinical Indications for Use of the TriaC brace
 
 
 
 
 
~Idiopathic Scoliosis between 15 -40 degrees
 
 
 
 
~Suitable for all curve types except for curves with apex at the 12th thoracic vertebrae and the 1st lumbar vertebrae
 
 
 
~Flexible Spine
 
 
 
~Patient is skeletally immature


 

 

 






 

Correcting Scoliosis during the AIS

Growth Spurt:

 

 

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Gerben J. Bulthuis * Albert G. Veldhuizen *

Gert Nijenbanning:

 

 

Clinical effect of continuous corrective force delivery

in the non-operative treatment of idiopathic scoliosis: a prospective cohort study of the triac-brace

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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