Personalized Treatment of Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis

Purpose and Objective

Doctor Performing Exam On Young GirlAdolescent Idiopathic scoliosis affects 3-4% of the Canadian population, of which about 10% will need a brace treatment during pubertal growth spurt. The design is made relatively corsets empirically, hence the relative efficiency of this treatment.

Our team has developed innovative methods for design, optimization and computer aided manufacturing-based numerical simulation models customized to each patient, and a system of evaluation and adjustment of corsets.

In this project, the investigators will evaluate the effectiveness of this platform customized treatment and demonstrate its clinical application

Condition: Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis (AIS)
Treament: Optimized brace versus conventional Boston brace

Clinical Trial Sponsor

This clinical trial is sponsored by St. Justine's Hospital.

Recruiting Location (Canada)

CHU Sainte-Justine
Montreal, Quebec, Canada, H3T 1C5
Contact: Soraya Barchi
Contact: Stefan Parent, PhD
Principal Investigator: Hubert Labelle, Dr

Eligibility, Inclusion and Exclusion Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • 10 years or older
  • AIS diagnosis
  • Risser 0-2
  • Primary curve angles 20 degrees - 40 degrees
  • If female, either premenarchal or less than 18 months postmenarchal.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patients with a pre-existing cardiovascular condition
  • Patients with symptom of a neurological disorder
  • Patients with any other disorder of the musculoskeletal system affecting the lower limbs

* Additional inclusion/exclusion criteria apply. Please consult with your physician to review the complete eligibility criteria.


Updated on: 10/09/15