Volume 10 Supplement 2

Research into Spinal Deformities 9: Short Articles from the IRSSD 2014 Meeting


Edited by Yutaka Nohara, Nobumasa Suzuki, Jack Cheng, Ian Stokes, Peter Dangerfield, Winnie Chu and Theodoros B Grivas

Publication charges for this collection were funded by IRSSD 2014 Sapporo. Articles have undergone the journal's standard peer review process for supplements. The Supplement Editors declare that they have no competing interests.

10th International Research Society of Spinal Deformities (IRSSD). Go to conference site.

Sapporo, Japan

29 June - 2 July 2014

  1. Research

    Are the mediolateral joint forces in the lower limbs different between scoliotic and healthy subjects during gait?

    The quantification of internal joint efforts could be essential in the development of rehabilitation tools for patients with musculo-skeletal pathologies, such as scoliosis. In this context, the aim of this st...

    Mouna Yazji, Maxime Raison, Carl-Éric Aubin, Hubert Labelle, Christine Detrembleur, Philippe Mahaudens and Marilyne Mousny

    Scoliosis 2015 10(Suppl 2):S3

    Published on: 11 February 2015

  2. Research

    Differences between pre-existing type and de novo type left convex thoracolumbar / lumbar scoliosis

    Lenke 5C type adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS) with a Cobb angle of over 30 degrees has high risk of progression. The need for corrective surgeries for degenerative lumbar scoliosis has been increasing th...

    Takahiro Iida, Yasumasa Ohyama, Jyunya Katayanagi, Akihisa Ato, Ken Mine, Kazuyuki Matsumoto, Hirokazu Furukawa, Takashi Tomura and Satoru Ozeki

    Scoliosis 2015 10(Suppl 2):S6

    Published on: 11 February 2015

  3. Research

    The rib index is not practically affected by the distance between the radiation source and the examined child

    All lateral spinal radiographs in idiopathic scoliosis (IS) show a Double Rib Contour Sign (DRCS) of the thoracic cage, a radiographic expression of the rib hump. The outline of the convex overlies the contour...

    Theodoros B Grivas, Konstantinos C Soultanis, Christina Mazioti, Vasileios Kechagias, Antonios Akriotis, Konstantinos Athanasopoulos and Christos Naskas

    Scoliosis 2015 10(Suppl 2):S8

    Published on: 11 February 2015

  4. Research

    Reliability study for the Rib Index in chest radiographs of a control group

    The Rib Index, (RI), extracted from the double rib contour sign (DRCS) on lateral spinal radiographs to evaluate rib hump deformity, (RHD), in idiopathic scoliosis, (IS), patients, has been previously introduc...

    Konstantinos C Soultanis, Konstantinos Tsiavos, Theodoros B Grivas, Nikolaos A Stavropoulos, Vasileios I Sakellariou, Andreas F Mavrogenis and Panayiotis J Papagelopoulos

    Scoliosis 2015 10(Suppl 2):S9

    Published on: 11 February 2015

  5. Research

    Rib hump deformity assessment using the rib index in adolescent idiopathic scoliotics treated with full screw or hybrid constructs: aetiological implications

    Review of literature reveals that in Idiopathic Scoliosis (IS) children, the post-operative rib hump (RH) correction using full transpedicular screw construct has never been compared to hybrid constructs, appl...

    Konstantinos C Soultanis, Nikolaos A Stavropoulos, Theodoros B Grivas, Konstantinos Tsiavos, Konstantinos Starantzis and Panayiotis J Papagelopoulos

    Scoliosis 2015 10(Suppl 2):S10

    Published on: 11 February 2015

  6. Research

    Which is the best schedule of autologous blood storage for preoperative adolescent idiopathic scoliosis patients?

    It is critically important for AIS patients to avoid perioperative allogeneic blood transfusions. Toward this aim, many institutes use autologous blood storage to perform perioperative transfusions. However, t...

    Koji Tamai, Hidetomi Terai, Hiromitsu Toyoda, Akinobu Suzuki, Hiroyuki Yasuda, Shou Dozono and Hiroaki Nakamura

    Scoliosis 2015 10(Suppl 2):S11

    Published on: 11 February 2015

  7. Research

    Effectiveness of brace treatment for adolescent idiopathic scoliosis

    Effectiveness of brace treatment for adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS) was demonstrated by the BrAIST study in 2013. Objectives of this study were to confirm its effectiveness by analyzing our results and ...

    Toru Maruyama, Yosuke Kobayashi, Makoto Miura and Yusuke Nakao

    Scoliosis 2015 10(Suppl 2):S12

    Published on: 11 February 2015

  8. Research

    A new corrective technique for adolescent idiopathic scoliosis: convex manipulation using 6.35 mm diameter pure titanium rod followed by concave fixation using 6.35 mm diameter titanium alloy

    It has been thought that corrective posterior surgery for adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS) should be started on the concave side because initial convex manipulation would increase the risk of vertebral ma...

    Hidetomi Terai, Hiromitsu Toyoda, Akinobu Suzuki, Sho Dozono, Hiroyuki Yasuda, Koji Tamai and Hiroaki Nakamura

    Scoliosis 2015 10(Suppl 2):S14

    Published on: 11 February 2015

  9. Research

    Flexible growing rods: a pilot study to determine if polymer rod constructs may provide stability to skeletally immature spines

    Surgical treatments for early onset scoliosis (EOS), including growing rod constructs, involve many complications. Some are due to biomechanical factors. A construct that is more flexible than current instrume...

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

    Scoliosis 2015 10(Suppl 2):S16

    Published on: 11 February 2015

  10. Research

    Mid- and long-term clinical outcomes of corrective fusion surgery which did not achieve sufficient pelvic incidence minus lumbar lordosis value for adult spinal deformity

    Recent studies have demonstrated sagittal spinal balance was more important than coronal balance in terms of clinical result of surgery for adult spinal deformity. Notably, Schwab reported that one of the targ...

    Kentaro Yamada, Yuichiro Abe, Yasushi Yanagibashi, Takahiko Hyakumachi and Shigenobu Satoh

    Scoliosis 2015 10(Suppl 2):S17

    Published on: 11 February 2015

  11. Research

    HRQoL assessment by SRS-30 for Chinese patients with surgery for Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis (AIS)

    Health-related quality of life (HRQoL) outcome questionnaire, Scoliosis Research Society (SRS)-30, had been well received since its establishment in 2003. Literatures from Asia on the use of SRS-30 mainly focu...

    Bobby Kin Wah Ng, Wai-Wang Chau, Chak-Na Hui, Po-Yin Cheng, Chau-Yuet Wong, Bin Wang, Jack Chun Yiu Cheng and Tsz Ping Lam

    Scoliosis 2015 10(Suppl 2):S19

    Published on: 11 February 2015