Entries by Utenza Editor

ISSLS 2022: Fabio Zaina’s take

Finished SOSORT Meeting, ISICO physiatrist Fabio Zaina headed to Boston where the 48th ISSLS Annual Meeting, another international event that, following the hiatus due to the pandemic, could finally be staged in the normal way again. Dr Zaina represented ISICO by giving a presentation which was one of the 8 selected for presentation to the general assembly at the […]

Isico’s research wins the SOSORT Award

For the fourth consecutive year, Isico has obtained the most prestigious award for those involved in rehabilitative treatment of the spine, winning the SOSORT Award with the study Prediction of Future Curve Angle using Prior Visit Information in Previously Untreated Idiopathic Scoliosis: Natural History in Patients under 26 Years Old with Prior Radiographs. The research, which […]

SOSORT 2022: the AWARD winners and a fourth ISICO President

This year’s SOSORT meeting, held in San Sebastian, Spain in the wake of two editions forced online by the pandemic, was a double success for ISICO, which had two studies shortlisted for the SOSORT Award. One of them, Prediction of Future Curve Angle using Prior Visit Information in Previously Untreated Idiopathic Scoliosis: Natural History in […]

The Hereditary Nature of Adolescent Spinal Deformities-A study of over 600,000 adolescents

Every year, the Italian Scoliosis Study Group selects the best published papers on conservative spine treatment from the global scientific literature.Here is the abstract from one of these papers.  The Hereditary Nature of Adolescent Spinal Deformities-A study of over 600,000 adolescents Yair Zloof, Ran Ankory Amit Elbaz Braun, Maya Braun, Shlomi Abuhasira, Naama Schwartz, Dotan Yaari, Elon Glassberg, Amir Shlaifer Spine, 2022 Apr. 21, PMID: 35472202, DOI: 10.1097/BRS.0000000000004355 Abstract Study design: A […]

Scoliosis: why prevention matters

It is often said, in reference to spinal disorders like scoliosis, that prevention is just as important as treatment. Before we go any further, let’s get a few things clear, starting with the definitions of screening and scoliosis. Screening is an activity involving the use of rapid tests, examinations or other procedures, and its purpose […]

Different specialists, different prescriptions: how should we choose?

Most parents of a child with scoliosis embark on a similar journey: once they have received the initial diagnosis, they start consulting other specialists, seeking second or third opinions that might provide them with the confirmation and reassurance they need, and/or simply answers to further questions and doubts that have cropped up in the meantime.  […]

Spinal mobility and muscle function in middle-aged patients treated for early onset idiopathic scoliosis: compared with untreated and treated adolescent onset patients

Every year, the Italian Scoliosis Study Group selects the best published papers on conservative spine treatment from the global scientific literature.Here is the abstract from one of these papers.  Spinal mobility and muscle function in middle-aged patients treated for early onset idiopathic scoliosis: compared with untreated and treated adolescent onset patients Karin Romberg, Aina Danielsson, Monika Fagevik Olsén, Gunilla Kjellby-Wendt  Spine […]

Ready for SOSORT

There are just a few days and the SOSORT  International Conference finally, after two years from the start of the pandemic, is back in person in San Sebastian, Spain from the 4th to the 7th of May.It will be the usual pre-course, scheduled for May 4, to kick off the event: three of our specialists […]