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Video Resources for Patients:

Watch the video, below:

Pediatric Orthopaedic Spine Surgery Pre-Op Class

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Anterior Vertebral Body Tethering (AVBT) Resources:

Brace Resources:

  • The undershirt you wear underneath the brace is very important. Something relatively tight fitting, seamless, and sweat wicking are all qualities to look for. This can greatly increase the comfort.
    Websites that sell comfortable tank tops for underneath the brace:

  • You can find some clothing recommendations in the book “Straight Talk With The Curvy Girls”.  There is a whole section of the book devoted to how to make it easier to dress with a brace on. https://www.straighttalkscoliosis.com
  • Always bring your brace, x rays, and appropriate clothing with you to your visit with the doctor and the orthotist. An example of clothing would be a snug fitting t shirt and leggings.
  • Call your orthotist immediately if you are having brace fit issues. You do not need to wait to see the doctor for these issues to be resolved.
  • Always make sure that your brace is on correctly. In most bracing systems the waist is well defined and this should be the landmark for correct brace wear. If the waist is positioned properly the rest should fit as designed. Fitting the RSC brace lying down can make a big difference.
  • View the conservative care pamphlet that is about the conservative care program.

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