Proven Clinical Results

The Gensingen Brace® works to target further progression of scoliosis during the patient’s growth.

The brace removes the biomechanical influences of the scoliosis, reversing the 3D deformity that it creates and reducing, or even reversing, the asymmetrical loading on the vertebral bodies. This prevents curve progression and, depending on how much growth is left, achieves a reduction in the scoliosis deformity.

In scoliosis, the cosmetic deformity is mostly due to the rotation and postural imbalance created, causing a rib hump, prominent shoulder blade or uneven shoulders. By using the Gensingen Brace®, over corrective rotational movements are reduced, leaving an improved cosmetic appearance.

In comparison to asymmetrical rigid braces, the Gensingen Brace® causes the corrective movement pattern to become integrated to the body’s posture (neuro-integration). This gives the wearer the best chance of preventing further progression, meaning at the end of brace wear, the position and posture achieved is a lot more stable.

Gensingen Brace Case Study

The Scoliosis Clinic team at Blatchford recently achieved a great result for this 14 year old girl reducing her curve from 43° to 32° using a Gensingen Brace for 6 months in conjunction with a physiotherapy programme from Scoliosis SOS.

After hearing about the effectiveness of the Gensingen Brace, she attended our clinic in September 2017 keen to try the brace to reduce her curve and improve her posture. With a risser sign of 4, many centres would not brace due to her high level of skeletal maturity however our orthotists felt that bracing would help reduce the Cobb angle, in turn improving her postural balance.

On being fitted with the brace, she immediately noticed that her posture improved. She also found the brace very comfortable to wear, preferring to wear it than not and often exceeding the suggested wear time of 18 hours most days.

After 6 months of brace wear, and continuing her physiotherapy programme from Scoliosis SOS, her out of brace x-ray revealed a reduction in Cobb angle from 43° to 32°. She is delighted with the outcome and reported that her balance is also now much improved!

Comparison Results

Blatchford Scoliosis Clinic has been fitting the Gensingen Brace® since 2015 and is achieving better results than with any other orthotic bracing. Our Gensingen Braces® have achieved an average correction of over 65% in-brace for those with curves less than 45° and an average cobb reduction of over 35% for those with curves greater than 45°.

The following case studies demonstrate the correction achieved in-brace:

15 year old male, 38° right thoracic / 25° left lumbar curves and 10° thoracic rotation. In-brace curve reduction to 7° right thoracic / 10° left lumbar and thoracic rotation reduced to 6° in only a few months usage of the brace for 12 hours per day.

12 year old female, 30° right thoracic / 25° left lumbar curve. In-brace correction to 10° right thoracic and 10° left lumbar. Had previously worn a Boston Brace which she found very uncomfortable and achieved little correction however reported that she could wear the Gensingen brace with no discomfort.

13 year old female, 46° thoracic / 32° lumbar curves and 14° thoracic / 11° lumbar rotation. In-brace curve correction to 23° thoracic / 8° lumbar and 4° thoracic / 0° lumbar rotation after only a few months wearing the brace.