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  1. Research

    Video-game-assisted physiotherapeutic scoliosis-specific exercises for idiopathic scoliosis: case series and introduction of a new tool to increase motivation and precision of exercise performance

    It is important to monitor how patients with juvenile and adolescent idiopathic scoliosis comply with their physiotherapeutic scoliosis-specific exercises (PSSE). Physiogame, a newly developed video game using...

    Christine Wibmer, Petra Groebl, Alexander Nischelwitzer, Beate Salchinger, Matthias Sperl, Helmut Wegmann, Hans-Peter Holzer and Vinay Saraph

    Scoliosis and Spinal Disorders 2016 11:44

    Published on: 24 November 2016

  2. Research

    Brace Classification Study Group (BCSG): part one – definitions and atlas

    The current increase in types of scoliosis braces defined by a surname or a town makes scientific classification essential. Currently, it is a challenge to compare braces and specify the indications of each br...

    Theodoros B. Grivas, Jean Claude de Mauroy, Grant Wood, Manuel Rigo, Michael Timothy Hresko, Tomasz Kotwicki and Stefano Negrini

    Scoliosis and Spinal Disorders 2016 11:43

    Published on: 31 October 2016

  3. Research

    The effect of scoliotic deformity on spine kinematics in adolescents

    While adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS) produces well characterized deformation in spinal form, the effect on spinal function, namely mobility, is not well known. Better understanding of scoliotic spinal m...

    Sarah Galvis, Douglas Burton, Brandon Barnds, John Anderson, Richard Schwend, Nigel Price, Sara Wilson and Elizabeth Friis

    Scoliosis and Spinal Disorders 2016 11:42

    Published on: 25 October 2016

  4. Case study

    Monitoring of spine curvatures and posture during pregnancy using surface topography – case study and suggestion of method

    Low back and pelvic pain is one of the most frequently reported disorders in pregnancy, however etiology and pathology of this problem have not been fully determined. The relationship between back pain experie...

    Jakub Michoński, Katarzyna Walesiak, Anna Pakuła, Wojciech Glinkowski and Robert Sitnik

    Scoliosis and Spinal Disorders 2016 11(Suppl 2):31

    Published on: 17 October 2016

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 11 Supplement 2

  5. Case study

    Immediate effects of scoliosis-specific corrective exercises on the Cobb angle after one week and after one year of practice

    We are unaware of any studies describing the immediate effects of scoliosis-specific exercises on the Cobb angle measured by radiograph. This study aimed to describe the differences between radiographs obtaine...

    Karina Zapata, Eric C. Parent and Dan Sucato

    Scoliosis and Spinal Disorders 2016 11(Suppl 2):36

    Published on: 17 October 2016

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 11 Supplement 2

  6. Case study

    Severe progressive scoliosis in an adult female possibly secondary thoracic surgery in childhood treated with scoliosis specific Schroth physiotherapy: Case presentation

    Scoliosis is a complex three-dimensional (3D) spinal deformity. Acquired scoliosis in early childhood may progress into adulthood and pose an increased risk of health problems and reduction in quality of life....

    Andrea Lebel and Victoria Ashley Lebel

    Scoliosis and Spinal Disorders 2016 11(Suppl 2):41

    Published on: 17 October 2016

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 11 Supplement 2

  7. Research

    Junctional kyphosis: how can we detect and monitor it during growth?

    Despite its importance in affecting adult pain, and disability, there is a lack of universal criteria for the diagnosis and evaluation of thoraco-lumbar Junctional Kyphosis (JK) and a gold standard measurement...

    Alessandra Negrini, Sabrina Donzelli, Laura Maserati, Fabio Zaina, Jorge H. Villafañe and Stefano Negrini

    Scoliosis and Spinal Disorders 2016 11(Suppl 2):38

    Published on: 17 October 2016

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 11 Supplement 2

  8. Research

    Idiopathic and normal lateral lumbar curves: muscle effects interpreted by 12th rib length asymmetry with pathomechanic implications for lumbar idiopathic scoliosis

    The historical view of scoliosis as a primary rotation deformity led to debate about the pathomechanic role of paravertebral muscles; particularly multifidus, thought by some to be scoliogenic, counteracting, ...

    Theodoros B. Grivas, R. Geoffrey Burwell, Vasileios Kechagias, Christina Mazioti, Apostolos Fountas, Dimitra Kolovou and Evangelos Christodoulou

    Scoliosis and Spinal Disorders 2016 11(Suppl 2):35

    Published on: 14 October 2016

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 11 Supplement 2

  9. Research

    Conservative treatment in Scheuermann’s kyphosis: comparison between lateral curve and variation of the vertebral geometry

    Conservative treatment in the Scheuermann’s kyphosis obtain, during skeletal growth, remodelling of the deformed vertebras. In a previous paper on Scheuermann’s kyphosis, we have studied the geometry variation...

    Angelo G. Aulisa, Francesco Falciglia, Marco Giordano, Giuseppe Mastantuoni, Andrea Poscia and Vincenzo Guzzanti

    Scoliosis and Spinal Disorders 2016 11(Suppl 2):33

    Published on: 14 October 2016

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 11 Supplement 2

  10. Research

    Measuring anterior trunk deformity in scoliosis: development of asymmetry parameters using surface topography (a pilot study)

    Clinicians who assess and treat patients for scoliosis typically use parameters that are all visible from the posterior view. Radiographs assess the internal spinal deformity, but do not directly evaluate body...

    Patrick Knott, Baron Lonner, Mark Smith, Erin Frommeyer and Yuan Ren

    Scoliosis and Spinal Disorders 2016 11(Suppl 2):32

    Published on: 14 October 2016

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 11 Supplement 2

  11. Research

    Bracing in adult with scoliosis: experience in diagnosis and classification from a 15 year prospective study of 739 patients

    Despite the frequency of adult scoliosis, very few publications concern the conservative orthopaedic treatments. The indications have not been defined to date. The experience of a department specialized in rig...

    Jean Claude de Mauroy, Cyril Lecante, Frédéric Barral and Sophie Pourret

    Scoliosis and Spinal Disorders 2016 11(Suppl 2):29

    Published on: 14 October 2016

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 11 Supplement 2

  12. Research

    Retrospective analysis of idiopathic scoliosis medical records coming from one out-patient clinic for compatibility with Scoliosis Research Society criteria for brace treatment studies

    First author attempted to analyse medical records of patients with idiopathic scoliosis for compliance with the Scoliosis Research Society brace studies criteria. A retrospective analysis of medical records of...

    Krzysztof Korbel, Łukasz Stoliński, Mateusz Kozinoga and Tomasz Kotwicki

    Scoliosis and Spinal Disorders 2016 11(Suppl 2):37

    Published on: 14 October 2016

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 11 Supplement 2

  13. Research

    The three dimensional analysis of the Sforzesco brace correction

    Scoliosis is a three dimensional deformity, and brace correction should be 3D too. There is a lack of knowledge of the effect of braces, particularly in the sagittal and transverse plane. The aim of this study...

    Sabrina Donzelli, Fabio Zaina, Monia Lusini, Salvatore Minnella, Stefano Respizzi, Luca Balzarini, Salvatore Poma and Stefano Negrini

    Scoliosis and Spinal Disorders 2016 11(Suppl 2):34

    Published on: 14 October 2016

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 11 Supplement 2

  14. Research

    Prospective study of 158 adult scoliosis treated by a bivalve polyethylene overlapping brace and reviewed at least 5 years after brace fitting

    The conservative orthopaedic treatment of adult scoliosis is very disappointing. In a series of 144 patients; only 25 % (33 cases) were monitored at 2 years of treatment. (Papadopoulos 2013). Thereby the liter...

    Jean Claude de Mauroy, Cyril Lecante, Frédéric Barral and Sophie Pourret

    Scoliosis and Spinal Disorders 2016 11(Suppl 2):28

    Published on: 14 October 2016

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 11 Supplement 2

  15. Research

    Bracing for Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis (AIS) and Scheuermann Kyphosis: the issue of overtreatment in Greece

    Most recent publications have provided evidence for brace treatment in spinal deformities. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the rate of overtreatment for AIS and Kyphosis in Greece, according to the S...

    Nikos S. Karavidas

    Scoliosis and Spinal Disorders 2016 11(Suppl 2):30

    Published on: 14 October 2016

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 11 Supplement 2

  16. Research

    Flexible growing rods: a biomechanical pilot study of polymer rod constructs in the stability of skeletally immature spines

    Surgical treatments for early onset scoliosis (EOS) correct curvatures and improve respiratory function but involve many complications. A distractible, or ‘growing rod,’ implant construct that is more flexible...

    Donita I. Bylski-Austrow, David L. Glos, Anne C. Bonifas, Max F. Carvalho, Matthew C. Coombs and Peter F. Sturm

    Scoliosis and Spinal Disorders 2016 11:39

    Published on: 23 September 2016

  17. Review

    Adolescent idiopathic scoliosis and back pain

    This broad narrative review addresses the relationship between adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS) and back pain. AIS can be responsible for low back pain, particularly major cases. However, a linear relatio...

    Federico Balagué and Ferran Pellisé

    Scoliosis and Spinal Disorders 2016 11:27

    Published on: 9 September 2016

  18. Research

    The paradoxical relationship between ligamentum flavum hypertrophy and developmental lumbar spinal stenosis

    Ligamentum flavum (LF) hypertrophy is a common cause of lumbar spinal stenosis and is thought to be degeneration-driven. Developmental spinal stenosis (DSS) is characterized by pre-existing narrowed spinal can...

    Prudence Wing Hang Cheung, Vivian Tam, Victor Yu Leong Leung, Dino Samartzis, Kenneth Man-Chee Cheung, Keith Dip-Kei Luk and Jason Pui Yin Cheung

    Scoliosis and Spinal Disorders 2016 11:26

    Published on: 5 September 2016

  19. Research

    Utilization trends of pedicle subtraction osteotomies compared to posterior spinal fusion for deformity: a national database analysis between 2008–2011

    Increased awareness regarding the importance of the sagittal spinal profile has led to more aggressive correction of sagittal malalignment. The utilization trends of pedicle subtraction osteotomy (PSO) for sag...

    Jeffrey L. Gum, Leah Y. Carreon, Jacob M. Buchowski, Lawrence G. Lenke and Steven D. Glassman

    Scoliosis and Spinal Disorders 2016 11:25

    Published on: 24 August 2016

  20. Meeting abstracts

    12th International Conference on Conservative Management of Spinal Deformities – SOSORT 2015 Annual Meeting

    O1 The functional properties of paraspinal muscles in adolescents with idiopathic scoliosis (AIS): A systematic review of the literature

    Eric Parent, Alan Richter, Angelo Gabriele Aulisa, Vincenzo Guzzanti, Paolo Pizzetti, Andrea Poscia, Lorenzo Aulisa, Ane Simony, Steen Bach Christensen, Mikkel O. Andersen, Alessandra Negrini, Sabrina Donzelli, Laura Maserati, Fabio Zaina, Jorge H Villafane, Stefano Negrini…

    Scoliosis and Spinal Disorders 2016 11(Suppl 1):23

    Published on: 23 August 2016

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 11 Supplement 1

  21. Research

    Trunk appearance perception scale for physicians (TAPS-Phy) - a valid and reliable tool to rate trunk deformity in idiopathic scoliosis

    Evaluation of trunk deformity by physicians in patients with idiopathic scoliosis (IS) has been considered an important part of clinical practice. Different methods to quantify the severity of trunk deformity ...

    Antonia Matamalas, Elisabetta D’Agata, Judith Sanchez-Raya and Juan Bago

    Scoliosis and Spinal Disorders 2016 11:24

    Published on: 17 August 2016

  22. Research

    An exploration of information exchange by adolescents and parents participating in adolescent idiopathic scoliosis online support groups

    Research indicates that healthcare providers frequently fail to adequately address patients’ health information needs. Therefore, it is not surprising that patients or parents of a sick child are seeking healt...

    Traci Schwieger, Shelly Campo, Keli R. Steuber, Stuart L. Weinstein and Sato Ashida

    Scoliosis and Spinal Disorders 2016 11:22

    Published on: 11 August 2016

  23. Research

    Rate of lumbar paravertebral muscle fat infiltration versus spinal degeneration in asymptomatic populations: an age-aggregated cross-sectional simulation study

    The spinal column including its vertebrae and disks has been well examined and extensively reported in relation to age-aggregated degeneration. In contrast, paravertebral muscles are poorly represented in desc...

    Rebecca J. Crawford, Thomas Volken, Stephanie Valentin, Markus Melloh and James M Elliott

    Scoliosis and Spinal Disorders 2016 11:21

    Published on: 5 August 2016

  24. Research

    Psychometric validation of the EuroQoL 5-Dimension 5-Level (EQ-5D-5L) in Chinese patients with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis

    Scoliosis is a common spinal deformity that occurs often during adolescence. Previous studies suggested that adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS) patients can have various aspects of their lives being affecte...

    Prudence Wing Hang Cheung, Carlos King Ho Wong, Dino Samartzis, Keith Dip Kei Luk, Cindy Lo Kuen Lam, Kenneth Man Chee Cheung and Jason Pui Yin Cheung

    Scoliosis and Spinal Disorders 2016 11:19

    Published on: 4 August 2016

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