There was a massive presence of ISICO specialists at the 13th edition of the International Congress of the Society on Scoliosis Orthopedic and Rehabilitation Treatment (SOSORT) which took place in Dubrovnik, Croatia from 19–21 April.
Over 250 specialists from 38 different countries were present over the various days, while 200 participants took part in the pre-courses, one day prior to the official congress with the topic being clinical approach and research.
“We have presented seven different research papers, for sure we were the group with the largest number of studies”, said Dr. Fabio Zaina, ISICO specialist and SOSORT Past President, “and we were also nominated for the SOSORT Award. Our research concerning the quality of life of braced patients has attracted great interest, a quality that has been measured through the questionnaire we normally hand over in ISICO to our patients. The questionnaire was translated into English and Spanish for this congress and its use is also going to be spread abroad now.”
Among the studies presented we also received positive feedback for our study on scoliosis and adults that showed how the exercises can give results on pain management, for the study with the topic of back pain in children, and for the one that highlighted how sports can have positive effects on scoliosis.
During the congress, our technical director Dr. Michele Romano, passed the baton of presidency to the new president of SOSORT, Luca Stikeleather from the USA, the first orthopedic technician to take on this task.