Entries by Utenza Editor

Adolescent idiopathic scoliosis: is there a relationship between Risser staging and the proximal humerus ossification system?

Calcagni Julián, Davies Néstor Ricardo, Remondino Rodrigo, Tello Carlos A, Piantoni Lucas, Galaretto Eduardo, Arispe Juan Pablo, Noel Mariano Spine Deform. 2024 Feb 5. doi: 10.1007/s43390-023-00812-9.  Abstract Purpose: To evaluate whether there is a mismatch between Risser staging and the proximal humerus ossification system (PHOS); and to analyze the correlation in the skeletal maturity stages between the two humeral epiphyses. Methods: Data from patients aged 10 to […]

SOSORT Conference: Isico in the front row

Once again, ISICO receives the acceptance, in the form of an oral presentation or a poster, of all eight abstracts submitted for the next annual international conference SOSORT that will be held from May 1 to May 4 in Boston, United States. This is a reconfirmation with full marks for Isico, among the best researchers […]

Isico: our research on the roof of the world

ISICO specialists, starting with Prof. Stefano Negrini, scientific director, and Michele Romano, physiotherapy director, are at the top of the world’s research rankings with research on SEAS – Scientific Exercise Approach to Scoliosis, and the revolutionary Sforzesco brace, which has proven its efficacy in replacing plaster casts in the treatment of scoliosis. The data from […]

 Monia Lusini comments on a recently published study about patient’s perception of back pain

“How well can the clinician appreciate the patient’s perception of the severity and impact of their back problem?” was recently published in the European Spine Journal. The study was carried out in two collaborating centres (in Switzerland and Italy) and involved five consultant spine specialists and 108 of their patients who had presented for treatment […]

Heath-related quality of life and functional outcomes in patients with congenital or juvenile idiopathic scoliosis after an average follow-up of 25 years: a cohort study

Heemskerk, Nienke W Willigenburg , Ben E E M J Veraart, Eric W Bakker, René M Castelein, Mark C Altena, Diederik H R KempenSpine J. 2023 Nov 28:S1529-9430(23)03503-9.doi:10.1016/j. spinee.2023.11.012. Abstract Background context: Congenital and juvenile scoliosis are both early-onset deformities that develop before the age of 10. Children are treated to prevent curve progression and problems in adulthood such as back pain and […]

BrAIST-Calc: Prediction of Individualized Benefit from Bracing for Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis

Lori A Dolan, Stuart L Weinstein, Matthew B Dobbs, John M Jack Flynn, Daniel W Green, Matthew F Halsey, M Timothy Hresko, Walter F Krengel 3rd, Charles T Mehlman, Todd A Milbrandt, Peter O Newton, Nigel Price , James O Sanders, Michael L Schmitz, Richard M Schwend, Suken A Shah, Kit Song, Vishwas TalwalkarSpine (Phila Pa 1976). 2023 Nov 23.doi: 10.1097/BRS.0000000000004879. Abstract Study design: Prospective multicenter study data used for model derivation; externally-validated using retrospective […]

SEAS in short: quick data, courses and future

SEAS (Scientific Exercise Approach to Scoliosis) is one of the few approaches to scoliosis treatment based on specific exercises. It has spread worldwide thanks to training events organised for years on all five continents. What is SEAS, in short? These specific exercises are varied and updated continuously to avoid boredom and stimulate our nervous system and spine […]

Scoliosis: learning to love yourself and overcome your fears

Many of our patients receive their scoliosis diagnosis in the midst of what is one of the most intense and turbulent periods in a person’s life, characterised by sudden and profound transformations that can even lead them to question and redefine their very identity. We are talking about adolescence.During adolescence, the body changes, even quite […]

Living in a brace

We know how important it is to share experiences and get comfort from those who are going through the same difficulties in a tiring and demanding therapy like that with exercises and braces. For this reason, a few months ago, we collected short testimonies from some of our patients participating in a summer camp organised […]