Spinal brace (orthosis) after thoracoplasty surgery

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Some scoliosis patients will have surgery called thoracoplasty. Learn about the san-splint spinal orthosis, the post-operative spinal brace that patients wear after thoracoplasty.

Key points

  • Although it is very rare, occasionally after certain types of surgery, your child may need to wear a san-splint spinal orthosis to help them heal safely.
  • A certified orthotist will measure your child’s body to make the brace.
  • Your child will need to wear the spinal brace for two to four months after the surgery.
Last updated: August 9th 2021