Dysphonias Associated with Spinal Bracing in Scoliosis Pediatric patients fitted with Milwaukee braces for correction of lateral scoliosis exhibited disproportionate incidence of dysphonia characterized by hyperrhinolalia, which consistently persisted when checked a year after removal of the braces. A vocal-rehabilitation program alleviated the problem in 90% of the treated population, against a 90% persistence in the nontreated ... Forum
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Dysphonias Associated with Spinal Bracing in Scoliosis
Journal of Speech and Hearing Disorders, August 1971, Vol. 36, 368-376. doi:10.1044/jshd.3603.368
 
Journal of Speech and Hearing Disorders, August 1971, Vol. 36, 368-376. doi:10.1044/jshd.3603.368

Pediatric patients fitted with Milwaukee braces for correction of lateral scoliosis exhibited disproportionate incidence of dysphonia characterized by hyperrhinolalia, which consistently persisted when checked a year after removal of the braces. A vocal-rehabilitation program alleviated the problem in 90% of the treated population, against a 90% persistence in the nontreated control group. Pre-brace referral to the speech clinic followed by a voice-hygiene program may prevent onset of this dysphonia, which appears to be significantly different from dysphonia with other etiologies.

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