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  1. Research

    Onset and remodeling of coronal imbalance after selective posterior thoracic fusion for Lenke 1C and 2C adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (a pilot study)

    Postoperative coronal imbalance is a significant problem after selective thoracic fusion for primary thoracic and compensatory lumbar curves in adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS). However, longitudinal stud...

    Masayuki Ishikawa, Kai Cao, Long Pang, Nobuyuki Fujita, Mitsuru Yagi, Naobumi Hosogane, Takashi Tsuji, Masafumi Machida, Shinichi Ishihara, Makoto Nishiyama, Yasuyuki Fukui, Masaya Nakamura, Morio Matsumoto and Kota Watanabe

    Scoliosis and Spinal Disorders 2017 12:16

    Published on: 12 May 2017

  2. Research

    Curve flexibility in cerebral palsy-related neuromuscular scoliosis: does the intraoperative prone radiograph reveal more flexibility than preoperative radiographs?

    Spinal flexibility is determined preoperatively by manipulating the spine and assessing, radiographically, to what extent the amount of deformity reduces. Quantifying spinal flexibility is important when deter...

    Zubair Chaudry and John T. Anderson

    Scoliosis and Spinal Disorders 2017 12:15

    Published on: 4 May 2017

  3. Research

    Biomechanical effect of pedicle screw distribution in AIS instrumentation using a segmental translation technique: computer modeling and simulation

    Efforts to select the appropriate number of implants in adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS) instrumentation are hampered by a lack of biomechanical studies. The objective was to biomechanically evaluate scre...

    Xiaoyu Wang, A. Noelle Larson, Dennis G. Crandall, Stefan Parent, Hubert Labelle, Charles G. T. Ledonio and Carl-Eric Aubin

    Scoliosis and Spinal Disorders 2017 12:13

    Published on: 17 April 2017

  4. Research

    An observational study on surgically treated adult idiopathic scoliosis patients’ quality of life outcomes at 1- and 2-year follow-ups and comparison to controls

    Prospective data on health-related quality of life in patients with idiopathic scoliosis treated surgically as adults is needed. We compared preoperative and 1- and 2-year follow-up data in surgically treated ...

    Jennifer C. Theis, Anna Grauers, Elias Diarbakerli, Panayiotis Savvides, Allan Abbott and Paul Gerdhem

    Scoliosis and Spinal Disorders 2017 12:11

    Published on: 12 April 2017

  5. Research

    Adolescents with idiopathic scoliosis and their parents have a positive attitude towards the Thermobrace monitor: results from a survey

    A temperature monitor is used to objectively measure brace wear time in adolescent idiopathic scoliosis. The reliability of this device have been demonstrated, and some specialists introduced the use of a comp...

    Sabrina Donzelli, Fabio Zaina, Gregorio Martinez, Francesca Di Felice, Alberto Negrini and Stefano Negrini

    Scoliosis and Spinal Disorders 2017 12:12

    Published on: 8 April 2017

  6. Research

    Effectiveness of the Rigo Chêneau versus Boston-style orthoses for adolescent idiopathic scoliosis: a retrospective study

    Bracing can effectively treat adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS), but patient outcomes have not been compared by brace type. We compared outcomes of AIS patients treated with Rigo Chêneau orthoses (RCOs) or...

    Miriam K. Minsk, Kristen D. Venuti, Gail L. Daumit and Paul D. Sponseller

    Scoliosis and Spinal Disorders 2017 12:7

    Published on: 20 March 2017

  7. Research

    Associations between sarcopenia and degenerative lumbar scoliosis in older women

    Age-related sarcopenia can cause various forms of physical disabilities. We investigated how sarcopenia affects degenerative lumbar scoliosis (DLS) and lumbar spinal canal stenosis (LSCS).

    Yawara Eguchi, Munetaka Suzuki, Hajime Yamanaka, Hiroshi Tamai, Tatsuya Kobayashi, Sumihisa Orita, Kazuyo Yamauchi, Miyako Suzuki, Kazuhide Inage, Kazuki Fujimoto, Hirohito Kanamoto, Koki Abe, Yasuchika Aoki, Tomoaki Toyone, Tomoyuki Ozawa, Kazuhisa Takahashi…

    Scoliosis and Spinal Disorders 2017 12:9

    Published on: 16 March 2017

  8. Methodology

    Brace technology thematic series: the 3D Rigo Chêneau-type brace

    Chêneau and Matthias introduced in 1979 a brace concept inspired in casting. The brace was initially named “CTM” from Chêneau-Toulouse-Münster. The name “CTM” is still popular in France but “Chêneau-type brace...

    Manuel Rigo and Mina Jelačić

    Scoliosis and Spinal Disorders 2017 12:10

    Published on: 16 March 2017

  9. Case report

    Asymmetrical pedicle subtraction osteotomy for progressive kyphoscoliosis caused by a pediatric Chance fracture: a case report

    Although most pediatric Chance fractures (PCFs) can be treated successfully with casting and bracing, some PCFs cause progressive spinal deformities requiring surgical treatment. There are only few reports of ...

    Satoshi Suzuki, Nobuyuki Fujita, Tomohiro Hikata, Akio Iwanami, Ken Ishii, Masaya Nakamura, Morio Matsumoto and Kota Watanabe

    Scoliosis and Spinal Disorders 2017 12:8

    Published on: 14 March 2017

  10. Research

    The influence of sarcopenia in dropped head syndrome in older women

    Age-related sarcopenia may cause physical dysfunction. We investigated the involvement of sarcopenia in dropped head syndrome (DHS).

    Yawara Eguchi, Toru Toyoguchi, Masao Koda, Munetaka Suzuki, Hajime Yamanaka, Hiroshi Tamai, Tatsuya Kobayashi, Sumihisa Orita, Kazuyo Yamauchi, Miyako Suzuki, Kazuhide Inage, Kazuki Fujimoto, Hirohito Kanamoto, Koki Abe, Yasuchika Aoki, Kazuhisa Takahashi…

    Scoliosis and Spinal Disorders 2017 12:5

    Published on: 22 February 2017

  11. Research

    Upright, prone, and supine spinal morphology and alignment in adolescent idiopathic scoliosis

    Patients with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS) are usually investigated by serial imaging studies during the course of treatment, some imaging involves ionizing radiation, and the radiation doses are cumu...

    Rob C. Brink, Dino Colo, Tom P. C. Schlösser, Koen L. Vincken, Marijn van Stralen, Steve C. N. Hui, Lin Shi, Winnie C. W. Chu, Jack C. Y. Cheng and René M. Castelein

    Scoliosis and Spinal Disorders 2017 12:6

    Published on: 22 February 2017

  12. Research

    Reproducibility of thoracic kyphosis measurements in patients with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis

    Current surgical treatment for adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS) involves correction in both the coronal and sagittal plane, and thorough assessment of these parameters is essential for evaluation of surgi...

    Søren Ohrt-Nissen, Jason Pui Yin Cheung, Dennis Winge Hallager, Martin Gehrchen, Kenny Kwan, Benny Dahl, Kenneth M. C. Cheung and Dino Samartzis

    Scoliosis and Spinal Disorders 2017 12:4

    Published on: 21 February 2017

  13. Research

    Radiographic indices for lumbar developmental spinal stenosis

    Patients with developmental spinal stenosis (DSS) are susceptible to developing symptomatic stenosis due to pre-existing narrowed spinal canals. DSS has been previously defined by MRI via the axial anteroposte...

    Jason Pui Yin Cheung, Karen Ka Man Ng, Prudence Wing Hang Cheung, Dino Samartzis and Kenneth Man Chee Cheung

    Scoliosis and Spinal Disorders 2017 12:3

    Published on: 20 February 2017

  14. Research

    Change of sagittal spinal alignment and its association with pain and function after lumbar surgery augmented with an interspinous implant

    Interspinous spacer/implants like the Device for Intervertebral Assisted Motion (DIAM™) are controversially yet commonly used in the surgical treatment of lumbar degenerative pathologies. Criticism is based on...

    Rebecca J. Crawford, Quentin J. Malone and Roger I. Price

    Scoliosis and Spinal Disorders 2017 12:2

    Published on: 30 January 2017

  15. Research

    Comparison if the addition of multilevel vertebral augmentation to conventional therapy will improve the outcome of patients with multiple myeloma

    This was a prospective study to evaluate the effect of multilevel vertebral augmentation in addition to conventional therapy in multiple myeloma patients.

    Ziad A Audat, Mahmoud H. Hajyousef, Mohammad D. Fawareh, Khaldoon M. Alawneh, Mohannad A. Odat, Mohammad M. Barbarawi, Ali A. Alomari, Rami A. Jahmani, Mohammad A. Khatatbeh and Mohammed A. Assmairan

    Scoliosis and Spinal Disorders 2016 11:47

    Published on: 29 December 2016

  16. Research

    Radiation dose of digital radiography (DR) versus micro-dose x-ray (EOS) on patients with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis: 2016 SOSORT- IRSSD “John Sevastic Award” Winner in Imaging Research

    Patients with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS) frequently receive x-ray imaging at diagnosis and subsequent follow monitoring. The ionizing radiation exposure has accumulated through their development sta...

    Steve C. N. Hui, Jean-Philippe Pialasse, Judy Y. H. Wong, Tsz-ping Lam, Bobby K. W. Ng, Jack C. Y. Cheng and Winnie C. W. Chu

    Scoliosis and Spinal Disorders 2016 11:46

    Published on: 29 December 2016

  17. Review

    Genetics and pathogenesis of idiopathic scoliosis

    Idiopathic scoliosis (IS), the most common spinal deformity, affects otherwise healthy children and adolescents during growth. The aetiology is still unknown, although genetic factors are believed to be import...

    A. Grauers, E. Einarsdottir and P. Gerdhem

    Scoliosis and Spinal Disorders 2016 11:45

    Published on: 28 November 2016

  18. 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

  19. 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

  20. 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

  21. 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

  22. 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

  23. 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

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