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  1. Content type: Research

    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...

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

    Citation: Scoliosis and Spinal Disorders 2017 12:13

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  2. Content type: Research

    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 ...

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

    Citation: Scoliosis and Spinal Disorders 2017 12:11

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  3. Content type: Research

    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...

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

    Citation: Scoliosis and Spinal Disorders 2017 12:12

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  4. Content type: Research

    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...

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

    Citation: Scoliosis and Spinal Disorders 2017 12:7

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  5. Content type: Methodology

    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...

    Authors: Manuel Rigo and Mina Jelačić

    Citation: Scoliosis and Spinal Disorders 2017 12:10

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  6. Content type: Research

    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).

    Authors: 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…

    Citation: Scoliosis and Spinal Disorders 2017 12:9

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  7. Content type: 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 ...

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

    Citation: Scoliosis and Spinal Disorders 2017 12:8

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  8. Content type: Research

    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...

    Authors: 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

    Citation: Scoliosis and Spinal Disorders 2017 12:6

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  9. Content type: Research

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

    Authors: 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…

    Citation: Scoliosis and Spinal Disorders 2017 12:5

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  10. Content type: Research

    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...

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

    Citation: Scoliosis and Spinal Disorders 2017 12:4

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  11. Content type: Research

    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...

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

    Citation: Scoliosis and Spinal Disorders 2017 12:3

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  12. Content type: Research

    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...

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

    Citation: Scoliosis and Spinal Disorders 2017 12:2

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  13. Content type: 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...

    Authors: 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

    Citation: Scoliosis and Spinal Disorders 2016 11:46

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  14. Content type: Research

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

    Authors: 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

    Citation: Scoliosis and Spinal Disorders 2016 11:47

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  15. Content type: Review

    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...

    Authors: A. Grauers, E. Einarsdottir and P. Gerdhem

    Citation: Scoliosis and Spinal Disorders 2016 11:45

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  16. Content type: Research

    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...

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

    Citation: Scoliosis and Spinal Disorders 2016 11:44

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  17. Content type: Research

    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...

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

    Citation: Scoliosis and Spinal Disorders 2016 11:42

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  18. Content type: Research

    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...

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

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

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

  19. Content type: Case study

    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....

    Authors: Andrea Lebel and Victoria Ashley Lebel

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

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

  20. Content type: Case study

    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...

    Authors: Karina Zapata, Eric C. Parent and Dan Sucato

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

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

  21. Content type: Case study

    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...

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

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

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

  22. Content type: Research

    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...

    Authors: Nikos S. Karavidas

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

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

  23. Content type: Research

    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...

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

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

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

  24. Content type: Research

    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...

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

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

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

  25. Content type: Research

    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...

    Authors: Krzysztof Korbel, Łukasz Stoliński, Mateusz Kozinoga and Tomasz Kotwicki

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

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

  26. Content type: Case study

    No studies examine the efficacy of intensive specific physical therapy (PT) exercises along with brace for the adult with Scheuermann’s kyphosis (SK).

    Authors: Hagit Berdishevsky

    Citation: Scoliosis and Spinal Disorders 2016 11(Suppl 2):40

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

  27. Content type: Research

    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...

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

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

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

  28. Content type: Research

    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...

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

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

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

  29. Content type: Research

    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...

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

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

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

  30. Content type: Research

    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, ...

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

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

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

  31. Content type: Research

    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...

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

    Citation: Scoliosis and Spinal Disorders 2016 11:39

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  32. Content type: Review

    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...

    Authors: Federico Balagué and Ferran Pellisé

    Citation: Scoliosis and Spinal Disorders 2016 11:27

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  33. Content type: Research

    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...

    Authors: 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

    Citation: Scoliosis and Spinal Disorders 2016 11:26

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  34. Content type: Research

    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...

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

    Citation: Scoliosis and Spinal Disorders 2016 11:25

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  35. Content type: Meeting abstracts

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

    Authors: 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…

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

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

  36. Content type: Research

    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 ...

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

    Citation: Scoliosis and Spinal Disorders 2016 11:24

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  37. Content type: Research

    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...

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

    Citation: Scoliosis and Spinal Disorders 2016 11:22

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  38. Content type: Research

    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...

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

    Citation: Scoliosis and Spinal Disorders 2016 11:21

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  39. Content type: Review

    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 ...

    Authors: 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

    Citation: Scoliosis and Spinal Disorders 2016 11:20

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  40. Content type: Research

    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...

    Authors: 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

    Citation: Scoliosis and Spinal Disorders 2016 11:19

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  41. Content type: Research

    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...

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

    Citation: Scoliosis and Spinal Disorders 2016 11:18

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  42. Content type: Research

    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.

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

    Citation: Scoliosis and Spinal Disorders 2016 11:17

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  43. Content type: Review

    Adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS) is a frequent disease but its etiology remains unknown. Gender prevalence in females is already known and there are many suggested hypotheses to explain its origin and man...

    Authors: Marcelo Wajchenberg, Nelson Astur, Michel Kanas and Délio Eulálio Martins

    Citation: Scoliosis and Spinal Disorders 2016 11:4

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  44. Content type: Research

    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...

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

    Citation: Scoliosis and Spinal Disorders 2016 11:15

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  45. Content type: Research

    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 ...

    Authors: 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

    Citation: Scoliosis and Spinal Disorders 2016 11:13

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  46. Content type: Research

    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...

    Authors: Martin Matthews, Suzanne Blandford, Jonathan Marsden and Jennifer Freeman

    Citation: Scoliosis and Spinal Disorders 2016 11:14

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  47. Content type: Research

    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...

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

    Citation: Scoliosis and Spinal Disorders 2016 11:12

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  48. Content type: Review

    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...

    Authors: Shiro Ikegawa

    Citation: Scoliosis and Spinal Disorders 2016 11:5

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