A scoliosis corset that works in three dimensions

The corset care of scoliosis patients is a responsible task for a specialized orthopedic and orthopedic technician. A corset, if well adjusted, can prevent the hull from further deforming. If the adolescent is still growing, significant structural and cosmetic improvements can be achieved.

Such improvements, however, can only be achieved if the three-dimensional torso deformation in a scoliosis is optimally taken into account.

Corsets made using the RSC® Brace method take into account different scoliosis curvature patterns and the physique of patients.

What counts for the scoliosis corset

There are various treatment concepts with hips, most of which offer only minor to moderate treatment success. Treatment teams that achieve good correction effects and lasting results in corset care are rare.

The three-dimensional so-called mirror effect of the original RSC® Brace is needed to correctly correct a scoliosis biomechanically.

Treatment teams with above-average success have so far tried to use their corsets to achieve an optimal X-ray correction effect while at the same time training their patients so that they can wear the corset during the main growth phase on a full-time basis.

What looked optimal on the x-ray did not always produce the desired results. Although the curvature in the picture appeared to have been significantly corrected after treatment was completed, the patient himself often still had a rib hump. Some corsets even showed a cosmetically disturbing, stiff flat back.

The radiograph depicts scoliosis in one plane only – in fact, it is three-dimensional. Because the radiographic image has been so prominent in the evaluation of different treatment strategies so far, the conservative (non-operative) scoliosis treatment has regularly contributed to the formation of a flat back.

Not only the so-called Boston corset regularly leads to a flat back. German treatment concepts derived from the Chêneau corset treatment also cause this functional disorder, although the curvature appears corrected in the X-ray image.

Biomechanical improvement across the board

Since it can not be the goal of corset care to lift the X-ray image and discharge the patient home with a stooped flat back, Dr. Manuel Rigo the Chêneau corset, which is the French Dr. Jacques Chêneau invented in 1978. He further developed the biomechanical design of the orthoses based on physiotherapeutic fundamentals of Schroth therapy.

In contrast to Chêneau, who brought about anatomical foundations for correction, Rigo let biomechanical fundamentals from the proven therapy of Katharina Schroth enter the corset form.

At the same time Ortholutions developed a patented CAD CAM procedure. It allows the reproduction of standardized scoliosis-type corset forms that can be customized for scoliosis patients. The result was the RSC® Brace, i.e. Rigo® System Chêneau® – a further development of the original Chêneau corset care.

The RSC® Brace is characterized by the fact that it takes into account different scoliosis curvature patterns. As a result, corsets can be produced that are specifically adapted to the patient’s individual curvature patterns and morphology. Rigo hand-modeled corset models are still being added to the world’s scoliosis reproduction system to this day.

The original RSC® brace for Rigo Chêneau scoliosis therapy is made using the patented Ortholutions CAD CAM method for international scoliosis centers.