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Progressive infantile scoliosis is treated in several different ways, depending on the severity of the condition. If you have been told that bracing and eventual surgery are the only options to correct your child’s scoliosis, it is worth your while to learn all the facts before agreeing to this course of action.

Surgery may be necessary in cases of severe curvature, or if the condition is complicated by—or caused by—another medical condition. But the risks of surgery are tremendous, and can result in serious and repeated complications.

There now exists a growing body of research to support Dr. Mehta’s Early Treatment Method of EDF casting instead of surgery for most cases, if progressive infantile scoliosis is diagnosed early. The Mehta method — named for United Kingdom physician Min. H. Mehta, F.R.C.S., who pioneered the early use of serial plaster casting for progressive infantile scoliosis — harnesses the infant’s rapid growth rate (24 centimeters) with a simple but specialized casting technique that has the ability to correct the child’s scoliosis gently and permanently, and results in significantly less trauma to the young patient.

Surgeons and institutions are already moving toward Mehta EDF casting as an ideal first line of defense, and its effectiveness for treating progressive infantile scoliosis is now well documented.

According to James O. Sanders, MD, chief of pediatric orthopedics at The University of Rochester Medical Center’s Golisano Children’s Hospital, and the lead author of research published in the September 2009 Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics, “If we cast these children before their curvatures become severe and before they turn two, our chances of avoiding surgery and potentially curing them are much better.”

Designed specifically for the application of Early Treatment, the Noel EDF Casting Frame is the most flexible and adjustable frame of its kind, conforming to the criteria established by the pediatric orthopedic community. To find a hospital or medical center using the Noel EDF Casting Frame for the treatment of progressive infantile scoliosis, click here.

The Noel EDF Cast Frame is a required element in the Early Treatment corrective casting process for Progressive Infantile and Early Onset Scoliosis. If your hospital is interested in learning how to apply early treatment with Mehta casting please contact the Infantile Scoliosis Outreach Program (ISOP)


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 Adjustable Safety Bed & Headrest Now Available for Casting Frames!


  • The adjustable safety bed eliminates potential hazards associated with repeated transfers of an anesthetized patient from prep bed to casting frame


  • Cast prep, vital monitoring, and cast trimming can be done on the adjustable bed


  • Transforms to existing Noel EDF Casting Frame

  • Cost savings by lowering overall risk, reducing staff needs and space requirements


  • Headrest provides soft support


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Noel Industries, Inc. warrants the structure, design and function of this product only if properly assembled and utilized for its intended purpose, which is to facilitate the Elongation De-Rotation Flexion Casting process. Noel Industries, Inc. cannot be responsible for treatment of patients or the application of this product by any treating physician and/or surgeon. It is recommended that specialists using the Noel EDF Cast Frame are trained and are otherwise familiar with the Elongation De-Rotation Flexion (EDF) casting process. The Noel EDF Cast Frame requires assembly; easy and detailed assembly instructions are included.

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