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Aims and scope

Scoliosis and Spinal Disorders is an open access, multidisciplinary journal that encompasses all aspects of research on prevention, diagnosis, treatment, outcomes and cost-analyses of conservative and surgical management of all spinal deformities and disorders. Both clinical and basic science reports form the cornerstone of the journal in its endeavour to provide original, primary studies as well as narrative/systematic reviews and meta-analyses to the academic community and beyond. Scoliosis and Spinal Disorders aims to provide an integrated and balanced view of cutting-edge spine research to further enhance effective collaboration among clinical spine specialists and scientists, and to ultimately improve patient outcomes based on an evidence-based spine care approach.

Society affiliations

Scoliosis and Spinal Disorders is the official journal of the Society on Scoliosis Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation Treatment (SOSORT).

The journal is also affiliated to the following societies:

Announcing Scoliosis and Spinal Disorders

From Volume 11 (2016), the journal will be publishing as Scoliosis and Spinal Disorders (previously Scoliosis). The journal scope has broadened to include all types of spinal deformities and disorders that entail conservative and surgical management within clinical or basic science research. 

In addition, we welcome our new co-Editor-in-Chief, Dr Dino Samartzis (University of Hong Kong).

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About the Editors

Dr Theodoros B Grivas, MD, PhD is currently Director of the Traumatology and Orthopaedic Department at Tzaneio General Hospital in Piraeus.
He completed his medical doctorate and postgraduate degrees at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece and completed his training in general surgery, paediatrics and adult orthopaedics and traumatology in Greece. Dr Grivas has served appointments in the UK at the University Hospital, Queen's Medical Centre in Nottingham as well at the Harlow Wood Orthopaedic Hospital in Mansfield, and as an attending orthopaedic surgeon at the Evangelismos and Thriasio General Hospital in Athens, Greece. Dr Grivas was also a traveling fellow of the American Orthopaedic Association (AOA) and the Scoliosis Research Society (SRS). He has served as the President of the International Research Society for Spinal Deformities (IRSSD) and the Society on Scoliosis Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation Treatment (SOSORT), and is currently the President-Elect of the Hellenic Spine Society. He is a member of the Hellenic Association of Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology, AOA, SRS and of numerous other scientific societies. He has been very active in several clinical and basic science research, most notably he has implemented the large-scale Scoliosis School Screening Program in Greece.


Dr Dino Samartzis, DSc, is a faculty member at the Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology at The University of Hong Kong (HKU) and Director of Clinical Spine Research, Deputy Director of the Laboratory and Clinical Research Institute of Pain, and Warden (Head) of Hornell Hall at HKU.
He has pursued undergraduate/graduate studies at Northwestern University, Harvard University, University of Oxford, Cambridge University, and Erasmus University. He completed post-doctoral fellowships at the United States National Institutes of Health (NIH), the United States National Academy of Sciences, the Radiation Effects Research Foundation in Japan, and HKU. He has over 15 years of experience in clinical and translational spine research, has published over 280 journal articles and book chapters, and has been the Editor-in-Chief of several textbooks and journal theme issues. He has received over 45 international awards for his research and has been the lead investigator in numerous large-scale, multicenter, international studies. He is a member of numerous societies, and Director/Chair and founder of various international consortiums.