Entries by Utenza Editor

Development of a Motion-Based Video Game for Postural Training: A Feasibility Study on Older Adults With Adult Degenerative Scoliosis

Frances K W Wan, Alex T H Mak, Claire W Y Chung, Joanne Y EEE Trans Neural Syst Rehabil Eng. 2024:32:2106-2113. doi: 10.1109/TNSRE.2024.3398029 Epub 2024 Jun 7 Abstract Forward sagittal alignment affects physical performance, is associated with pain and impacts the health-related quality of life of the elderly. Interventions that help seniors to improve sagittal balance are needed to inhibit the […]

ISSLS Milan: a success with 500 participants

“It was a bit as if the world, that of research and clinics in the field of spinal pathologies, had gathered in Milan — this is the comment of Dr. Greta Jurenaite, physiatrist specialist at ISICO — on her first participation in the ISSLS international conference, held between the end of May and the beginning […]

Green June: Tommaso, a volleyball champion

I’m Tommaso, I’m 15 years old, I live in the province of Padua, and I’m attending the first year of scientific high school. I have always been passionate about volleyball. Compared to my other classmates and friends, I was always a little taller than average. Since September 2022, I have been part of the youth […]

Green June: Arianna, a karate champion

Since I was a child, I have always loved sports, so much so that I started practising karate at the age of 4. I certainly never imagined that just three years later I would find myself facing something bigger than myself: scoliosis. I remember very well the first day I wore the brace; I wasn’t […]

Green June: Gaia, an artistic gymnastics champion

Often, a diagnosis of scoliosis leads to despair and the fear of not being able to live one’s daily life as a “braced.” It is not so.We don’t want to say that it is easy or doesn’t require many sacrifices, but that despite the brace or wearing it, you can continue, for example, to practice […]

Factors Influencing Optimal Bracing Compliance in Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis: A Single Center Prospective Cohort Study

Tomoyuki Asadasa, Toshiaki Kotani, Tsuyoshi Sakuma, Yasushi Iijima, Kotaro Sakashita, Yosuke Ogata, Tsutomu Akazawa, Shohei Minami, Seiji Ohtori, Masao Koda, Masashi Yamazaki Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2024 Apr 10.doi: 10.1097/BRS.0000000000004997 Abstract Study design: Retrospective cohort study. Objective: To identify factors contributing to optimal bracing compliance in adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS). Summary of background data: Poor brace compliance is a key factor affecting brace treatment success in AIS. Predictive factors […]

SOSORT 2024 : presented studies, news and comments

“This 2024 edition of the annual SOSORT conference, held in Boston, was also an opportunity for discussion, involvement, and growth. Every year, the level of research presented at SOSORT continues to rise, and we at ISICO are always at the forefront, commented Professor Stefano Negrini, Scientific Director of our Institute. SOSORT is undoubtedly the congress […]

Leaving for Boston

In a few days, our specialists will attend the international annual SOSORT conference, which will be held in Boston, USA, from May 1 to 4 (please visit the website to register for the event or to learn more about it).   ISICO will present a remarkable number of nine abstracts during the conference, two of which are Personal and Clinical […]

Development and validation of AI-based automatic measurement of coronal Cobb angles in degenerative scoliosis using sagittal lumbar MRI

Jasper W van der Graaf, Miranda L van Hooff, Bram van Ginneken, Merel Huisman, Matthieu Rutten, Dominique Lamers, Nikolas Lessmann, Marinus de Kleuver Eur Radiol 2024 Feb 21.doi: 10.1007/s00330-024-10616-8 Abstract Objectives: Severity of degenerative scoliosis (DS) is assessed by measuring the Cobb angle on anteroposterior radiographs. However, MRI images are often available to study the degenerative spine. This retrospective study aims to develop and evaluate […]