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SOSORT consensus & guidelines articles

Scoliosis and Spinal Disorders, the official publication of the Society on Scoliosis Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation Treatment (SOSORT), has published several key consensus & guidelines articles from society meetings and workshops over the years. These resources are fully open access and accessible from PubMed and other repositories such as PubMed Central.

 Published in Scoliosis and Spinal Disorders

  1. Review

    Recommendations for research studies on treatment of idiopathic scoliosis: Consensus 2014 between SOSORT and SRS non–operative management committee

    The two main societies clinically dealing with idiopathic scoliosis are the Scoliosis Research Society (SRS), founded in 1966, and the international Society on Scoliosis Orthopedic and Rehabilitation Treatment...

    Stefano Negrini, Timothy M Hresko, Joseph P O’Brien and Nigel Price

    Scoliosis 2015 10:8

    Published on: 7 March 2015

  2. Review

    SOSORT 2012 consensus paper: reducing x-ray exposure in pediatric patients with scoliosis

    This 2012 Consensus paper reviews the literature on side effects of x-ray exposure in the pediatric population as it relates to scoliosis evaluation and treatment. Alternative methods of spinal assessment and ...

    Patrick Knott, Eden Pappo, Michelle Cameron, JC deMauroy, Charles Rivard, Tomasz Kotwicki, Fabio Zaina, James Wynne, Luke Stikeleather, Josette Bettany-Saltikov, Theodoros B Grivas, Jacek Durmala, Toru Maruyama, Stefano Negrini, Joseph P O’Brien and Manuel Rigo

    Scoliosis 2014 9:4

    Published on: 25 April 2014

  3. Methodology

    2011 SOSORT guidelines: Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation treatment of idiopathic scoliosis during growth

    The International Scientific Society on Scoliosis Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation Treatment (SOSORT), that produced its first Guidelines in 2005, felt the need to revise them and increase their scientific quali...

    Stefano Negrini, Angelo G Aulisa, Lorenzo Aulisa, Alin B Circo, Jean Claude de Mauroy, Jacek Durmala, Theodoros B Grivas, Patrick Knott, Tomasz Kotwicki, Toru Maruyama, Silvia Minozzi, Joseph P O'Brien, Dimitris Papadopoulos, Manuel Rigo, Charles H Rivard, Michele Romano…

    Scoliosis 2012 7:3

    Published on: 20 January 2012

  4. Editorial

    Terminology - glossary including acronyms and quotations in use for the conservative spinal deformities treatment: 8th SOSORT consensus paper

    This report is the SOSORT Consensus Paper on Terminology for use in the treatment of conservative spinal deformities. Figures are provided and relevant literature is cited where appropriate.

    Theodoros B Grivas, Jean Claude de Mauroy, Stefano Négrini, Tomasz Kotwicki, Fabio Zaina, James H Wynne, Ian A Stokes, Patrick Knott, Paolo Pizzetti, Manuel Rigo, Monica Villagrasa, Hans Rudolf Weiss and Toru Maruyama

    Scoliosis 2010 5:23

    Published on: 2 November 2010

  5. Review

    7th SOSORT consensus paper: conservative treatment of idiopathic & Scheuermann's kyphosis

    Thoracic hyperkyphosis is a frequent problem and can impact greatly on patient's quality of life during adolescence. This condition can be idiopathic or secondary to Scheuermann disease, a disease disturbing v...

    JC de Mauroy, HR Weiss, AG Aulisa, L Aulisa, JI Brox, J Durmala, C Fusco, TB Grivas, J Hermus, T Kotwicki, G Le Blay, A Lebel, L Marcotte, S Negrini, L Neuhaus, T Neuhaus…

    Scoliosis 2010 5:9

    Published on: 30 May 2010

  6. Research

    Methodology of evaluation of morphology of the spine and the trunk in idiopathic scoliosis and other spinal deformities - 6th SOSORT consensus paper

    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...

    Tomasz Kotwicki, Stefano Negrini, Theodoros B Grivas, Manuel Rigo, Toru Maruyama, Jacek Durmala and Fabio Zaina

    Scoliosis 2009 4:26

    Published on: 26 November 2009

  7. Research

    Guidelines on "Standards of management of idiopathic scoliosis with corrective braces in everyday clinics and in clinical research": SOSORT Consensus 2008

    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 ...

    Stefano Negrini, Theodoros B Grivas, Tomasz Kotwicki, Manuel Rigo and Fabio Zaina

    Scoliosis 2009 4:2

    Published on: 16 January 2009

  8. Research

    SOSORT consensus paper: school screening for scoliosis. Where are we today?

    This report is the SOSORT Consensus Paper on School Screening for Scoliosis discussed at the 4th International Conference on Conservative Management of Spinal Deformities, presented by SOSORT, on May 2007. The ob...

    Theodoros B Grivas, Marian H Wade, Stefano Negrini, Joseph P O'Brien, Toru Maruyama, Martha C Hawes, Manuel Rigo, Hans Rudolf Weiss, Tomasz Kotwicki, Elias S Vasiliadis, Lior Neuhaus Sulam and Tamar Neuhous

    Scoliosis 2007 2:17

    Published on: 26 November 2007

  9. Research

    Physical exercises in the treatment of idiopathic scoliosis at risk of brace treatment – SOSORT consensus paper 2005

    Based on a recognized need for research to examine the premise that nonsurgical approaches can be used effectively to treat signs and symptoms of scoliosis, a scientific society on scoliosis orthopaedic and re...

    Hans-Rudolf Weiss, Stefano Negrini, Martha C Hawes, Manuel Rigo, Tomasz Kotwicki, Theodoros B Grivas and Toru Maruyama

    Scoliosis 2006 1:6

    Published on: 11 May 2006

  10. Methodology

    Indications for conservative management of scoliosis (guidelines)

    This guideline has been discussed by the SOSORT guideline committee prior to the SOSORT consensus meeting in Milan, January 2005 and published in its first version on the SOSORT homepage:

    Hans-Rudolf Weiss, Stefano Negrini, Manuel Rigo, Tomasz Kotwicki, Martha C Hawes, Theodoros B Grivas, Toru Maruyama and Franz Landauer

    Scoliosis 2006 1:5

    Published on: 8 May 2006

  11. Methodology

    Why do we treat adolescent idiopathic scoliosis? What we want to obtain and to avoid for our patients. SOSORT 2005 Consensus paper

    Medicine is a scientific art: once science is not clear, choices are made according to individual and collective beliefs that should be better understood. This is particularly true in a field like adolescent i...

    Stefano Negrini, Theodoros B Grivas, Tomasz Kotwicki, Toru Maruyama, Manuel Rigo and Hans Rudolf Weiss

    Scoliosis 2006 1:4

    Published on: 10 April 2006