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Rigid- vs. soft thoracolumbosacral orthosis following osteoporotic vertebral compression fracture

Study Type:Therapy
OE Level Evidence:2
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

Comparison of Rigid and Soft-Brace Treatments for Acute Osteoporotic Vertebral Compression Fracture: A Prospective, Randomized, Multicenter Study

J Clin Med. 2019 Feb 6;8(2). pii: E198. doi: 10.3390/jcm8020198

Contributing Authors: H Nakamura D Togawa T Hirano T Tsuji K Sato A Okawa T Ohba H Haro T Kato H Inose S Ichimura Y Tokuhashi M Hoshino Y Sasao M Takahata K Otani S Momoshima U Tateishi M Tomita R Takemasa M Yuasa T Hirai T Yoshii

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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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