The BASIS 2 study

Where the BASIS study aims to find out which type of back brace is best for treating children and young people with scoliosis, BASIS 2 is looking at what happens at the end of brace treatment.


In the past, it was thought that when young people stop growing, the spine curve will not get any worse. However, we now know that in some patients, the curve does get bigger in the few months after the brace is removed.

BASIS2 is trying to find out whether wearing the brace for six months after you stop growing can reduce the chances of the curve getting bigger, compared to stopping the brace at the end of growth.

We are inviting young people who have been part of BASIS, and whose brace has stopped their spine curve reaching the point where surgery might be required, to take part in BASIS 2. This is completely voluntary, and you can continue in BASIS, even if you decide not to take part in BASIS 2. Please have a look at the information on this page, and think about whether you would like to take part.

Take Part…

Before you decide if you would like to take part, it is important that both you and your parents understand what is involved. Please follow the link below for more information:

BASIS 2 Participant Information