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Back braces are also commonly prescribed to treat adolescent idiopathic scoliosis, as they may stop the progression of spinal curvature in a growing child/adolescent. In some cases, the back brace may also help decrease the amount of curvature in the spine. A variety of brace styles are available; the Boston brace is the most commonly used brace for adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS).

Other designs include the Milwaukee brace, the Charleston bending brace, and the SpineCor (a soft brace) in the United States, Canada and Europe. In Europe, however, the SPoRT and Cheneau braces are also used. There has been considerable research and information published in reputable journals on back braces for scoliosis. Issues like patient compliance with treatment, psycho-social impact of brace use, and exercise with bracing have been looked at. Quality of Life research has been attempted, but is difficult due to a current lack of instruments. Bracing is the primary treatment for AIS in curves that are considered to be moderate in their severity and are likely due to progress (determined by curve pattern/type and the patient’s structural maturity). -Shop Orthopedics

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Medicare covers routine dementia screening

Someone without symptoms who does poorly on a screening test may have other medical conditions, such as depression or sleep apnea, that can cause memory or other problems, Hartley says. That’s why it’s important that people take the tests in a medical setting with a trained professional who can evaluate them and take a good medical history from patients and their family, he says.

Taking a quick test at a health fair or shopping mall, without any accompanying medical evaluation, may raise more questions than it answers.

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Alex
I tore my ACL, PCL, MCL, and fractured my tibia about 4 years ago, yeah, it was a nasty one. I had and still have Kaiser insurance and got 2 CTI’s through insurance. I think they were 80% covered. I had to come out of pocket about $380 bucks. I think that’s a pretty good deal for two custom CTi’s. I asked the orthopedic surgeon who did my surgery for the prescription. He said no problem. I would start with a call to your primary doctor or check out Shop-Orthopedics.com’s insurance coverage check

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Quadriceps Set - Sit on the floor with your injured leg straight out in front of you. Try to tighten up your muscles at the top of your thigh by pushing the back of your knee down into the floor. Concentrate the contraction on the inside part of your thigh. It is essential to strengthen this part of your quadriceps muscles called the vastus medialis for your kneehab xp unit to be successful. Hold this position for 15 seconds. Repeat 5 times.

Quadriceps Set - Sit on the floor with your injured leg straight out in front of you. Try to tighten up your muscles at the top of your thigh by pushing the back of your knee down into the floor. Concentrate the contraction on the inside part of your thigh. It is essential to strengthen this part of your quadriceps muscles called the vastus medialis for your kneehab xp unit to be successful. Hold this position for 15 seconds. Repeat 5 times.

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