CMP Brace

What is the CMP Brace?

A Rigid, 3D postural over-correcting brace, the CMP Brace is asymmetrical in design. Unlike many other rigid braces in this class, it utilises curve classification and corrective movement principles, offering optimally focused correction.

The CMP Brace optimises in-brace curve reduction. The combination of spinal elongation and realignment provides optimal conditions for curve correction during growth.

Who is the CMP Brace Suitable For?

CMP Brace Treatment may be suitable for the following conditions:

  • Infantile Scoliosis
  • Juvenile Idiopathic Scoliosis
  • Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis
  • Neuromuscular Scoliosis
  • Congenital Scoliosis
  • Syndromic Scoliosis

Specific indications for a given child will vary according to age, curve type, level and magnitude. CMP brace treatment is usually appropriate from 25° upwards in growing children. The upper limit indicated for bracing can vary significantly depending on curve flexibility and age, generally braces may be indicated for higher curve magnitudes in younger immature children with the greatest growth potential in selected cases. The upper limit may be as high as 60° in some cases.

Brace Wear

The CMP Brace is worn for 20 hours/day. The brace may be removed for sports, dance and physical therapy exercises, if prescribed, respecting the maximum 4 hours brace-free time per day.

Treatment Objectives

Treatment objectives vary considerably according to age and condition. It is very important to distinguish between In-Brace Treatment Objectives and Outcomes, as the two can be very different. Generally speaking, rigid braces for children aim to achieve an in-brace curve reduction of around 50%.

Treatment Outcomes

  • Provide some degree of curve correction. i.e. stable curve reduction in Cobb Angle 2+ years after brace treatment has ended.
  • Prevent curve progression
  • Stabilise the curve(s) at pre-treatment levels
  • Slow Progression
  • Avoid progression to a surgical level
  • Delay Surgery to an optimal age, allowing full growth potential.
  • Reduce the degree of surgical intervention, short fusion Vs long fusion, maintaining movement.
  • Avoid the need for multiple surgeries.
  • Provide Physical Support. Prevent spinal collapse in Neuromuscular cases.