Entries by Utenza Editor

ISICO Telemedicine described in a recently published article

ISICO’s use of the telemedicine approach during the COVID-19 emergency and the data collected in relation to that experience are the focus of a new article by our team, Feasibility and acceptability of telemedicine to substitute outpatient rehabilitation services in the COVID-19 emergency in Italy: an observational everyday clinical-life study, which has just been published […]

Now screening comes online!

Isico launches online screening. Just connect to the website www.screening.isico.it  and you can perform a quick and simple assessment and check whether, with respect to pathologies such as scoliosis or curved back, it is appropriate to carry out a specialist medical visit that investigates further.The idea, which has been in the works for some time, […]

Can we predict the behavior of the scoliotic curve after bracing in adolescent idiopathic scoliosis? The prognostic value of apical vertebra rotation

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.  Can we predict the behavior of the scoliotic curve after bracing in adolescent idiopathic scoliosis? Τhe prognostic value of apical vertebra rotationely treated patients with adolescent idiopathic scoliosisEustathios Kenanidis, Theodosios […]

SEAS: partial resumption of the courses

Our SEAS courses have not yet been able to restart in full due to the Coronavirus emergency. At the end of August, however, we managed to be present in Slovenia where Michele Romano, director of physiotherapy in Isico, held a first-level course: about twenty participants were allowed to participate to keep the necessary distances and […]

How often should a brace be changed?

Receiving their first brace is a key moment in the treatment of youngsters affected by spinal deformities.This is the brace that shows them exactly what the treatment consists of. They learn about the pads, which are carefully positioned to correct their back; they become familiar with the fastener and how to adjust it to the […]

A comparison of the Chêneau and Sforzesco braces

Unfortunately, it has become common to think of braces in the same way as we do drugs. But before we go any further, we need to make one thing clear: whereas we all know that aspirin is not the same as paracetamol, in the case of a brace, the name doesn’t really mean anything specific. […]

Active self correction and stabilization: an Isico letter to the editor

It has just been published a letter to the editor  “The active self-correction component of scoliosis-specific exercises has results in the long term, while the stabilization component is sufficient in the short term” in the scientific journal Prosthetics and Orthotics International.  “This is a comment to the study “Core stabilization exercises versus scoliosis-specific exercises in moderate idiopathic […]

Extreme long-term outcome of operatively versus conservatively treated patients with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis

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.  Extreme long-term outcome of operatively versus conservatively treated patients with adolescent idiopathic scoliosisMazda Farshad, Lucas Kutschke, Christoph J. Laux, Method Kabelitz, Regula Schüpbach, Thomas Böni& Thorsten Jentzsch  European Spine Journal 2020 – DOI: 10.1007/s00586-020-06509-1 Purpose: We report on […]

Scoliosis: situations to beware of in adulthood

The importance of keeping scoliosis under control through regular specialist check-ups is well known, and this is also true in adulthood when the condition can continue to evolve, albeit slowly and gradually (by half/one degree per year according to the literature). Although curves measuring less than 30° are unlikely to progress (and a progression becomes […]

Friends and brace

Adolescence and bracing are two challenges that can be difficult to face simultaneously.  In our view, this is perfectly natural and understandable. Adolescence is usually perceived as a difficult phase during which young people are still immature, tend to be irrational, and struggle to control their emotions. However, research studies focusing on the development of […]