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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. Content type: Review

    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...

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

    Citation: Scoliosis 2015 10:8

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  2. Content type: Review

    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 ...

    Authors: 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

    Citation: Scoliosis 2014 9:4

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  3. Content type: Methodology

    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...

    Authors: 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…

    Citation: Scoliosis 2012 7:3

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  4. Content type: Editorial

    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.

    Authors: 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

    Citation: Scoliosis 2010 5:23

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  5. Content type: Review

    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...

    Authors: 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…

    Citation: Scoliosis 2010 5:9

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  6. Content type: Research

    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

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  7. Content type: Research

    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

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  8. Content type: Research

    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...

    Authors: 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

    Citation: Scoliosis 2007 2:17

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  9. Content type: Research

    The effectiveness of orthotic treatment continues to be controversial in international medical literature due to differences in the reported results and conclusions of various studies. Heterogeneity of the sam...

    Authors: M Rigo, S Negrini, HR Weiss, TB Grivas, T Maruyama and T Kotwicki

    Citation: Scoliosis 2006 1:11

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  10. Content type: Research

    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...

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

    Citation: Scoliosis 2006 1:6

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  11. Content type: Methodology

    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:

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

    Citation: Scoliosis 2006 1:5

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  12. Content type: Methodology

    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...

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

    Citation: Scoliosis 2006 1:4

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