Milwaukee brace

One of the two main types of braces used to treat the lateral curve of the spine in scoliosis. This brace can be worn to correct any curve in the spine. The brace can be custom made or can be made from a pre-fabricated mold. All braces must be selected for the specific curve problem and fitted to each patient. To have their intended effect (to keep a curve from getting worse), the brace must be worn every day for the full number of hours prescribed by the doctor until the child stops growing. The other type of brace for scoliosis is called a thoracolumbosacral orthosis (TLSO).

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Mil·wau·kee brace mil-'wȯ-kē-, -'wä- n an orthopedic brace that extends from the pelvis to the neck and is used esp. in the treatment of scoliosis

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a type of spinal orthosis with a molded pelvic belt that fits above the upper edge of the iliac crest; it is joined to a turnbuckle that extends the length of the spine to an occipital hold with a throat mold; used in scoliosis and ankylosing spondylitis.

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