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  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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

  11. 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

  12. 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

  13. 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

  14. Review

    Physiotherapy scoliosis-specific exercises – a comprehensive review of seven major schools

    In recent decades, there has been a call for change among all stakeholders involved in scoliosis management. Parents of children with scoliosis have complained about the so-called “wait and see” approach that ...

    Hagit Berdishevsky, Victoria Ashley Lebel, Josette Bettany-Saltikov, Manuel Rigo, Andrea Lebel, Axel Hennes, Michele Romano, Marianna Białek, Andrzej M’hango, Tony Betts, Jean Claude de Mauroy and Jacek Durmala

    Scoliosis and Spinal Disorders 2016 11:20

    Published on: 4 August 2016

  15. Research

    Adolescents with and without idiopathic scoliosis have similar self-reported level of physical activity: a cross-sectional study

    Little is known about physical activity levels in individuals with idiopathic scoliosis. The aim of this study was to describe the level of physical activity in adolescents with and without idiopathic scoliosis.

    Elias Diarbakerli, Anna Grauers, Hans Möller, Allan Abbott and Paul Gerdhem

    Scoliosis and Spinal Disorders 2016 11:17

    Published on: 28 July 2016

  16. Research

    Fifteen to twenty-five year functional outcomes of twenty-two patients treated with posterior Cotrel-Dubousset type instrumentation: a limited but detailed review of outcomes

    Long-term outcomes of patients undergoing extensive fusions for adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS) have conflicting results. Moskowitz found uninstrumented scoliosis fusion patients had similar back pain as...

    William F. Lavelle, Andy A. Beltran, Allen L. Carl, Richard L. Uhl, Khalid Hesham and Stephen A. Albanese

    Scoliosis and Spinal Disorders 2016 11:18

    Published on: 28 July 2016

  17. Research

    “Clinical triad” findings in pediatric Klippel-Feil patients

    It has been propagated that patients with Klippel-Feil syndrome (KFS) exhibit “clinical triad” findings (CTFs), known as a short neck, low posterior hairline, and limited cervical range of motion (ROM). Howeve...

    Dino Samartzis, Prakasam Kalluri, Jean Herman, John P. Lubicky and Francis H. Shen

    Scoliosis and Spinal Disorders 2016 11:15

    Published on: 27 June 2016

  18. Research

    The use of dynamic elastomeric fabric orthosis suits as an orthotic intervention in the management of children with neuropathic onset scoliosis: A retrospective audit of routine clinical case notes

    To date the main treatment approach for neuropathic onset scoliosis has utilised thoracic lumbar sacral orthoses (TLSO) to stabilize the spine and enable stable sitting. Dynamic elastomeric fabric orthoses (DE...

    Martin Matthews, Suzanne Blandford, Jonathan Marsden and Jennifer Freeman

    Scoliosis and Spinal Disorders 2016 11:14

    Published on: 31 May 2016

  19. Research

    A reliability and validity study for Scolioscan: a radiation-free scoliosis assessment system using 3D ultrasound imaging

    Radiographic evaluation for patients with scoliosis using Cobb method is the current gold standard, but radiography has radiation hazards. Several groups have recently demonstrated the feasibility of using 3D ...

    Yong-Ping Zheng, Timothy Tin-Yan Lee, Kelly Ka-Lee Lai, Benjamin Hon-Kei Yip, Guang-Quan Zhou, Wei-Wei Jiang, James Chung-Wai Cheung, Man-Sang Wong, Bobby King-Wah Ng, Jack Chun-Yiu Cheng and Tsz-Ping Lam

    Scoliosis and Spinal Disorders 2016 11:13

    Published on: 31 May 2016

  20. Research

    Correlation of cervical sagittal alignment parameters on full-length spine radiographs compared with dedicated cervical radiographs

    Radiographic parameters to evaluate the cervical spine in adult deformity using 36-inch films have been proposed. While 36-inch films are used to evaluate spinal deformity, dedicated cervical films are more co...

    Leah Y. Carreon, Casey L. Smith, John R. Dimar and Steven D. Glassman

    Scoliosis and Spinal Disorders 2016 11:12

    Published on: 7 April 2016

  21. Review

    Genomic study of adolescent idiopathic scoliosis in Japan

    Adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS) is a common disease. It is a multi-factorial (polygenic) disease controlled by genetic and environmental factors. Studies searching for genetic factors of AIS using linkag...

    Shiro Ikegawa

    Scoliosis and Spinal Disorders 2016 11:5

    Published on: 1 April 2016

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