Evidence (Chêneau Standard)

Prospective controlled study (Level II)

Weiss HR, Tournavitis N, Seibel S, Kleban A: A Prospective Cohort Study of AIS Patients with 40° and More Treated with a Gensingen Brace (GBW): Preliminary Results. The Open Orthopaedics Journal, 2017, 11

Weiss HR, Weiss G. Brace treatment during pubertal growth spurt in Girls with Idiopathic scoliosis (IS) – A prospective trial comparing two different concepts. Pediatr Rehabil 2005; 8: 199-206.


Retrospective papers and reviews (Level III)

Minsk MK, Venuti KD, Daumit GL, Sponseller PD: Effectiveness of the Rigo Chêneau versus Boston-style orthoses for adolescent idiopathicscoliosis: a retrospective study. Scoliosis Spinal Disord. 2017 Mar 20;12:7.

Ng SY, Borysov M, Moramarco M, Nan XF, Weiss HR. Bracing Scoliosis – State of the Art. Curr Pediatr Rev.  2016;12(1):36-42.

Weiss HR, Kleban A. Development of CAD/CAM Based Brace Models for the Treatment of Patients with Scoliosis-Classification Based Approach versus Finite Element Modelling. Asian Spine J. 2015;9(5):661-7.

De Giorgi S, Piazzolla A, Tafuri S, Borracci C, Martucci A, De Giorgi G. Cheneau brace for adolescent idiopathic scoliosis: long-term results. Can it prevent surgery? Eur Spine J 2013;22 Suppl 6:S815–S822.

Weiss HR, Werkmann M. Rate of surgery in a sample of patients fulfilling the SRS inclusion criteria treated with a Cheneau brace of actual standard. Stud Health Technol Inform. 2012;176:407-10.

Hopf C, Heine J. [Long-term results of the conservative treatment of scoliosis using the Chêneau brace]. Z Orthop Ihre Grenzgeb. 1985 May-Jun;123(3):312-22. German. PMID: 4050044



Other papers (Level III & IV)

Weiss HR, Seibel S, Kleban A. Deformity-related stress in a sample of patients with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS) after brace weaning: A cross-sectional investigation. OA Musculoskeletal Medicine 2014 Mar 12;2(1):5.

Weiss HR, Moramarco M. Scoliosis – treatment indications according to current evidence. OA Musculoskeletal Medicine 2013 Mar 01;1(1):1.

Weiss HR, Moramarco M. Remodelling of trunk and backshape deformities in patients with scoliosis using standardized asymmetric computer-aided design/computer-aided manufacturing braces. Hard Tissue 2013 Feb 26;2(2):14.

Weiss HR, Seibel S, Moramarco M, Kleban A. Bracing scoliosis: The evolution to CAD/CAM for improved in-brace corrections. Hard Tissue 2013 Nov 25;2(5):43.

Borysov M, Borysov A, Kleban A, Weiss HR. Bracing according to ‚best practice‘ standards – are the results repeatable? OA Musculoskeletal Medicine 2013 Apr 01;1(1):6.



No evidence for surgery:

Weiss HR, Moramarco M, Moramarco K. Risks and long-term complications of adolescent idiopathic scoliosis surgery versus non-surgical and natural history outcomes. Hard Tissue 2013 Apr 30;2(3):27.

No evidence for low correction soft bracing:

Weiss HR. History of soft brace treatment in patients with scoliosis: a critical appraisal. Hard Tissue 2013 Jul 01;2(4):35.