Re-examination of the patient is one of the most important moments in Scoliosis or Kyphosis treatment. Just the application of a brace or the application of a program alone is not enough. Similarly, an ordinary re-examination appointment with the doctor is in itself not enough.
In adolescence conditions such as Scoliosis and Kyphosis, the physical growth of the adolescent is crucial to the results of a brace treatment. The increase in height, or the increase in the pelvis for girls, are monitored by the parents and if an increase in height or a problem with the convergence of the brace are noted, then the adolescent must be re-examined immediately, regardless of whether the time of the appointment has arrived.
In the re-examination, the first thing examined is the height, which was recorded in the previous visit.
If the increase is in reality greater than 3 centimeters, the following actions are taken:
- The application of the brace is checked, but also the way it is applied by the adolescent or the parents.
- The tension and the sufficiency of the straps are checked as well as the pressure exerted by the brace to the body of the patient.
- The adolescent is examined with Formetric 4D surface topography, with scoliometer and with spine scan
- The pads are adjusted into a new position so that the pressures of the brace, on the adolescent's body, are the same as the initial ones.