One method of treatment for scoliosis consists of using a custom-made
plastic underarm jacket made of Orthoplast. The results of treatment in the
first forty-eight patients with idopathic scoliosis to complete the
treatment program showed arrest of the progression of the curve in
forty-two. Comparisons were made with the Milwaukee brace. The key
prognostic factors for success appeared to be the severity and flexibility
of the curve at the start of treatment.