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  1. Comprehensive evaluation of the morphology of the spine and of the whole body is essential in order to correctly manage patients suffering from progressive idiopathic scoliosis. Although methodology of clinica...

    Authors: Tomasz Kotwicki, Stefano Negrini, Theodoros B Grivas, Manuel Rigo, Toru Maruyama, Jacek Durmala and Fabio Zaina
    Citation: Scoliosis 2009 4:26
  2. Anthropometric data from three groups of adolescent girls - preoperative adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS), screened for scoliosis and normals were analysed by comparing skeletal data between higher and lo...

    Authors: R Geoffrey Burwell, Ranjit K Aujla, Michael P Grevitt, Peter H Dangerfield, Alan Moulton, Tabitha L Randell and Susan I Anderson
    Citation: Scoliosis 2009 4:24
  3. Correction to Escalada F, Marco E, Duarte E, Muniesa JM, Boza R, Tejero M, Cáceres E. Assessment of angle velocity in girls with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis. Scoliosis 2009; 4:20.

    Authors: Ferran Escalada, Ester Marco, Roser Belmonte, Esther Duarte, Josep Ma Muniesa, Roser Boza, Marta Tejero and Enric Cáceres
    Citation: Scoliosis 2009 4:23

    The original article was published in Scoliosis 2009 4:20

  4. In contemporary literature few have written in detail on the in-brace correction effects of braces used for the treatment of hyperkyphosis. Bradford et al. found their attempts effective, treating Scheuermann'...

    Authors: Hans-Rudolf Weiss, Deborah Turnbull and Silvia Bohr
    Citation: Scoliosis 2009 4:22
  5. The effectiveness of conservative treatment of scoliosis is controversial. Some studies suggest that brace is effective in stopping curve progression, whilst others did not report such an effect.

    Authors: Angelo G Aulisa, Vincenzo Guzzanti, Marco Galli, Carlo Perisano, Francesco Falciglia and Lorenzo Aulisa
    Citation: Scoliosis 2009 4:21
  6. Although it has been demonstrated that the peak height velocity (PHV) is a predictive factor of progression in adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS), little is known about the usefulness of angle progression i...

    Authors: Ferran Escalada, Ester Marco, Esther Duarte, Josep Ma Muniesa, Roser Boza, Marta Tejero and Enric Cáceres
    Citation: Scoliosis 2009 4:20

    The Erratum to this article has been published in Scoliosis 2009 4:23

  7. The SRS criteria give the methodological reference framework for the presentation of bracing results, while the SOSORT criteria give the clinical reference framework for an appropriate bracing treatment. The t...

    Authors: Stefano Negrini, Salvatore Atanasio, Claudia Fusco and Fabio Zaina
    Citation: Scoliosis 2009 4:19
  8. Aesthetics is a main goal of both conservative and surgical treatments in adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS). Previously, we developed and validated a clinical scale - the Aesthetic Index (AI)--in order to ...

    Authors: Fabio Zaina, Stefano Negrini, Claudia Fusco and Salvatore Atanasio
    Citation: Scoliosis 2009 4:18
  9. There are no data in the peer-reviewed literature regarding long term results in patients treated for AIS with a posterior titanium instrumentation. Therefore we assessed the outcome in 50 patients treated by ...

    Authors: Franz J Mueller and Herbert Gluch
    Citation: Scoliosis 2009 4:16
  10. Publications related to scoliosis have increased enormously. A differentiation between publications of major and minor importance has become difficult even for experts. Scientometric data on developments and t...

    Authors: Karin Vitzthum, Stefanie Mache, David Quarcoo, Cristian Scutaru, David A Groneberg and Norman Schöffel
    Citation: Scoliosis 2009 4:15
  11. The SRS-22 is a valid instrument for the assessment of the health related quality of life of patients with Idiopathic scoliosis. The SRS-22 questionnaire was developed in USA and has been widely used in the En...

    Authors: Petros D Antonarakos, Labrini Katranitsa, Lefteris Angelis, Aristofanis Paganas, Errikos M Koen, Evangelos A Christodoulou and Anastasios G Christodoulou
    Citation: Scoliosis 2009 4:14
  12. In healthy adolescents normal back shape asymmetry, here termed truncal asymmetry (TA), is evaluated by higher and lower subsets of BMI. The study was initiated after research on girls with adolescent idiopath...

    Authors: Theodoros B Grivas, R Geoffrey Burwell, Constantinos Mihas, Elias S Vasiliadis, Georgios Triantafyllopoulos and Angelos Kaspiris
    Citation: Scoliosis 2009 4:13
  13. Informed decision making for adolescents and families considering surgery for scoliosis requires essential information, including expected outcomes with or without treatment and the associated risks and benefi...

    Authors: Radha MacCulloch, Sandra Donaldson, David Nicholas, Joyce Nyhof-Young, Ross Hetherington, Doina Lupea and James G Wright
    Citation: Scoliosis 2009 4:12
  14. There are no reports describing complications with posterior spinal fusion (PSF) with segmental spinal instrumentation (SSI) using pedicle screw fixation in patients with neuromuscular scoliosis.

    Authors: Hitesh N Modi, Seung-Woo Suh, Jae-Hyuk Yang, Jae Woo Cho, Jae-Young Hong, Surya Udai Singh and Sudeep Jain
    Citation: Scoliosis 2009 4:11
  15. Presented here is a case of a young woman, with an undiagnosed osteoid osteoma of the spine, which presented with painful scoliosis in adolescence and was treated by bracing until her accession to adulthood. A...

    Authors: George Sapkas, Nicolas E Efstathopoulos and Michael Papadakis
    Citation: Scoliosis 2009 4:9
  16. Exercises are frequently performed in order to improve the efficacy of bracing and avoid its collateral effects. Very frequently there is a loss of correction during brace weaning in AIS treatment.

    Authors: Fabio Zaina, Stefano Negrini, Salvatore Atanasio, Claudia Fusco, Michele Romano and Alessandra Negrini
    Citation: Scoliosis 2009 4:8
  17. Little is known about the history of spinal deformities in ancient Greece. The present study summarizes what we know today for diagnosis and management of spinal deformities in ancient Greece, mainly from the ...

    Authors: Elias S Vasiliadis, Theodoros B Grivas and Angelos Kaspiris
    Citation: Scoliosis 2009 4:6
  18. The correction of trunk deformity is crucial in scoliosis surgery, especially for the patient's self-image. However, direct visualization of external scoliotic trunk deformity during surgical correction is dif...

    Authors: Luc Duong, Jean-Marc Mac-Thiong and Hubert Labelle
    Citation: Scoliosis 2009 4:5
  19. Aesthetic appearance is of primary importance in the treatment of adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS), but to date tools for routine clinical practice have not become available. The aim of the present study ...

    Authors: Fabio Zaina, Stefano Negrini and Salvatore Atanasio
    Citation: Scoliosis 2009 4:3
  20. Reported failure rates,(defined based on percentage of cases progressing to surgery) of corrective bracing for idiopathic scoliosis are highly variable. This may be due to the quality of the brace itself, but ...

    Authors: Stefano Negrini, Theodoros B Grivas, Tomasz Kotwicki, Manuel Rigo and Fabio Zaina
    Citation: Scoliosis 2009 4:2