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  1. Research

    Schroth physiotherapeutic scoliosis-specific exercises for adolescent idiopathic scoliosis: how many patients require treatment to prevent one deterioration? – results from a randomized controlled trial - “SOSORT 2017 Award Winner”

    Recent randomized controlled trials (RCTs) support using physiotherapeutic scoliosis-specific exercises (PSSE) for adolescents with idiopathic scoliosis (AIS). All RCTs reported statistically significant resul...

    Sanja Schreiber, Eric C Parent, Doug L Hill, Douglas M Hedden, Marc J Moreau and Sarah C Southon

    Scoliosis and Spinal Disorders 2017 12:26

    Published on: 14 November 2017

  2. Research

    Curve progression after long-term brace treatment in adolescent idiopathic scoliosis: comparative results between over and under 30 Cobb degrees - SOSORT 2017 award winner

    The factors influencing curve behavior following bracing are incompletely understood and there is no agreement if scoliotic curves stop progressing with skeletal maturity. The aim of this study was to evaluate...

    Angelo G. Aulisa, Vincenzo Guzzanti, Francesco Falciglia, Marco Galli, Paolo Pizzetti and Lorenzo Aulisa

    Scoliosis and Spinal Disorders 2017 12:36

    Published on: 30 October 2017

  3. Research

    Effectiveness of Schroth exercises during bracing in adolescent idiopathic scoliosis: results from a preliminary study—SOSORT Award 2017 Winner

    Bracing has been shown to decrease significantly the progression of high-risk curves to the threshold for surgery in patients with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS), but the treatment failure rate remains ...

    Kenny Yat Hong Kwan, Aldous C.S. Cheng, Hui Yu Koh, Alice Y.Y. Chiu and Kenneth Man Chee Cheung

    Scoliosis and Spinal Disorders 2017 12:32

    Published on: 16 October 2017

  4. Review

    Non-radiographic methods of measuring global sagittal balance: a systematic review

    Global sagittal balance, describing the vertical alignment of the spine, is an important factor in the non-operative and operative management of back pain. However, the typical gold standard method of assessme...

    Larry Cohen, Sarah Kobayashi, Milena Simic, Sarah Dennis, Kathryn Refshauge and Evangelos Pappas

    Scoliosis and Spinal Disorders 2017 12:30

    Published on: 3 October 2017

  5. Research

    Is a persistent central canal a risk factor for neurological injury in patients undergoing surgical correction of scoliosis?

    Scoliosis patients with associated syringomyelia are at an increased risk of neurological injury during surgical deformity correction. The syrinx is therefore often addressed surgically prior to scoliosis corr...

    Steven Kyriacou, Yuen Man, Karen Plumb, Matthew Shaw and Kia Rezajooi

    Scoliosis and Spinal Disorders 2017 12:25

    Published on: 14 September 2017

  6. Research

    An immediate effect of PNF specific mobilization on the angle of trunk rotation and the Trunk-Pelvis-Hip Angle range of motion in adolescent girls with double idiopathic scoliosis—a pilot study

    Impairment of spine rotation is a key concept in several theories explaining the pathogenesis and progression of scoliosis. In previous studies, a more limited range of motion in scoliotic girls compared to th...

    A. Stępień, K. Fabian, K. Graff, M. Podgurniak and A. Wit

    Scoliosis and Spinal Disorders 2017 12:29

    Published on: 6 September 2017

  7. Research

    Is vertebral rotation correction maintained after thoracoscopic anterior scoliosis surgery? A low-dose computed tomography study

    Axial vertebral rotation is a key characteristic of adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS), and its reduction is one of the goals of corrective surgery. Recurrence of deformity after surgical correction may rel...

    Luke A. Reynolds, Maree T. Izatt, Eric M. Huang, Robert D. Labrom, Geoffrey N. Askin, Clayton J. Adam and Mark J. Pearcy

    Scoliosis and Spinal Disorders 2017 12:22

    Published on: 17 August 2017

  8. Research

    Results of ultrasound-assisted brace casting for adolescent idiopathic scoliosis

    Four factors have been reported to affect brace treatment outcome: (1) growth or curve based risk, (2) the in-brace correction, (3) the brace wear quantity, and (4) the brace wear quality. The quality of brace...

    Edmond H. Lou, Doug L. Hill, Andreas Donauer, Melissa Tilburn, Douglas Hedden and Marc Moreau

    Scoliosis and Spinal Disorders 2017 12:23

    Published on: 8 August 2017

  9. Research

    Revisiting the psychometric properties of the Scoliosis Research Society-22 (SRS-22) French version

    Adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS) is among the most common spinal deformities affecting adolescents. The Scoliosis Research Society-22 questionnaire is commonly used to assess health-related quality of lif...

    Jean Théroux, Norman Stomski, Stanley Innes, Ariane Ballard, Christelle Khadra, Hubert Labelle and Sylvie Le May

    Scoliosis and Spinal Disorders 2017 12:21

    Published on: 17 July 2017

  10. Research

    French validation of the Brace Questionnaire (BrQ)

    Quality of Life (QoL) scales have to be introduced in the treatment evaluation of our patients with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis.

    Julie Deceuninck, Aurélie Tirat-Herbert, Nuria Rodriguez Martinez and Jean-Claude Bernard

    Scoliosis and Spinal Disorders 2017 12:18

    Published on: 12 June 2017

  11. Research

    Neck and back problems in adults with idiopathic scoliosis diagnosed in youth: an observational study of prevalence, change over a mean four year time period and comparison with a control group

    The knowledge is sparse concerning neck problems in patients with idiopathic scoliosis. This is an observational study including a control group which aims to describe the prevalence of neck problems and the a...

    Christos Topalis, Anna Grauers, Elias Diarbakerli, Aina Danielsson and Paul Gerdhem

    Scoliosis and Spinal Disorders 2017 12:20

    Published on: 8 June 2017

  12. Meeting abstracts

    13th International Conference on Conservative Management of Spinal Deformities and First Joint Meeting of the International Research Society on Spinal Deformities and the Society on Scoliosis Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation Treatment – SOSORT-IRSSD 2016 meeting

    Aria Bagheri, Xue-Cheng Liu, Channing Tassone, John Thometz, Amie Chaloupka, Sergey Tarima, Larry Cohen, Milena Simic, Sarah Dennis, Kathryn Refshauge, Evangelos Pappas, Eric C. Parent, Matthew Pietrosanu, Emily Redford, Sheri Schmidt, Douglas Hill…

    Scoliosis and Spinal Disorders 2017 12(Suppl 1):17

    Published on: 30 May 2017

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 12 Supplement 1

  13. 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

  14. 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

  15. 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

  16. 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

  17. 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

  18. 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

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