Risser cast

Risser cast

Etymology: Joseph C. Risser, American surgeon, 1892-1942
an orthopedic device for encasing the entire trunk of the body, extending over the cervical area to the chin. In rare cases it extends over the hips to the knees. The Risser cast is made of plaster of paris or fiberglass and is used to immobilize the trunk in the treatment of scoliosis and in the preoperative or postoperative correction or maintenance of correction of scoliosis. Compare body jacket, turnbuckle cast.

clam-shell brace

(clam-shel brās)
An orthopedic cast that encloses the trunk between anterior and posterior foam-lined rigid plastic components; permits ambulation of patients with injuries of the vertebral column and neck.
Synonym(s): body jacket, Risser cast.


Joseph C., U.S. orthopedic surgeon, 1892-1942.
Risser cast
Risser cast table
Risser frame
Risser grade
Risser jacket - a scoliosis plaster jacket.
Risser localizer scoliosis cast
Risser method
Risser sign
Risser stage
Risser technique
Risser turnbuckle cast