Amil Casting Frame - helping to promote awareness and understanding of infantile scoliosis and its treatment

Infantile Scoliosis


Infantile Scoliosis is characterised by curvature of the spine that often rectifies itself with the passage of time. However, patients must be constantly monitored and action must be taken if natural rectification is not taking place.

Infantile Scoliosis is a rare condition. It is not just a simple curve in the spine but is actuality is a complex, 3D deformity that develops during childhood. Progressive infantile scoliosis can be a serious, life threatening, debilitating condition. The child's spine curves laterally (sideways) with associated rotation to the vertebral body to one side. It causes the ribs attached to the curve segment to become prominent. Progressive infantile scoliosis may look innocuous, but progressive scoliosis is driven by growth, and the older the child gets, the bigger the curve gets.

Progressive infantile scoliosis, if left to progress, may place the child at risk of developing life-time serious conditions and even premature death. In infantile, and sometimes juvenile scoliosis, a plaster jacket applied early may be used to correct the deformity.

“In infantile, and sometimes juvenile scoliosis, a plaster jacket applied early may be used instead of a brace. It has been proven possible to permanently correct cases of infantile idiopathic scoliosis by applying a series of plaster casts applied on a specialized frame under corrective traction, which helps to "mould" the infant's soft bones and work with their infantile growth spurts. This method was pioneered by UK scoliosis specialist Min Mehta” - (Wikipedia report).

Amil Casting Frame - helps in the application of a scoliosis back brace to treat crooked spine