Rigid- vs. soft thoracolumbosacral orthosis following osteoporotic vertebral compression fracture
Comparison of Rigid and Soft-Brace Treatments for Acute Osteoporotic Vertebral Compression Fracture: A Prospective, Randomized, Multicenter StudyJ Clin Med. 2019 Feb 6;8(2). pii: E198. doi: 10.3390/jcm8020198
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284 patients with a single, acute osteoporotic vertebral compression fracture were randomized to 12 weeks use of either a rigid or soft thoracolumbosacral orthosis. Patients were assessed for radiographical and clinical outcome over 48-week follow-up. The only significant difference between groups observed was in the primary outcome measure at 12 weeks; the rigid orthosis group demonstrated a sign...
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