The classification of scoliosis braces developed by SOSORT with SRS, ISPO, and POSNA and approved by ESPRM
Negrini S, Aulisa AG, Cerny P, de Mauroy JC, McAviney J, Mills A, Donzelli S, Grivas TB, Hresko MT, Kotwicki T, Labelle H, Marcotte L, Matthews M, O’Brien J, Parent EC, Price N, Manuel R, Stikeleather L, Vitale MG, Wong MS, Wood G, Wynne J, Zaina F, Bruno MB, Würsching SB, Caglar Y, Cahill P, Dema E, Knott P, Lebel A, Lein G, Newton PO, Smith BG.
Eur Spine J. 2022 Feb 21. doi: 10.1007/s00586-022-07131-z
Efficacy of bracing in early infantile scoliosis: a 5-year prospective cohort shows that idiopathic respond better than secondary-2021 SOSORT award winner
Negrini S, Donzelli S, Jurenaite G, Negrini F, Zaina F.
Eur Spine J. 2021 Dec;30(12):3498-3508. doi: 10.1007/s00586-021-06889-y. Epub 2021 Jun 6
A Pragmatic Benchmarking Study of an Evidence-Based Personalised Approach in 1938 Adolescents with High-Risk Idiopathic Scoliosis
Negrini S, Donzelli S, Negrini F, Arienti C, Zaina F, Peers K.
J Clin Med. 2021 Oct 28;10(21):5020. doi: 10.3390/jcm10215020
Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis Bracing Success Is Influenced by Time in Brace: Comparative Effectiveness Analysis of BrAIST and ISICO Cohorts
Dolan LA, Donzelli S, Zaina F, Weinstein SL, Negrini S.
Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2020 Sep 1;45(17):1193-1199
Establishing consensus on the best practice guidelines for the use of bracing in adolescent idiopathic scoliosis
Roye BD, Simhon ME, Matsumoto H, Bakarania P, Berdishevsky H, Dolan LA, Grimes K, Grivas TB, Hresko MT, Karol LA, Lonner BS, Mendelow M, Negrini S, Newton PO, Parent EC, Rigo M, Strikeleather L, Tunney J, Weinstein SL, Wood G, Vitale MG.
Spine Deform. 2020 Aug;8(4):597-604. doi: 10.1007/s43390-020-00060-1. Epub 2020 Feb 5
Consistent and regular daily wearing improve bracing results: a case-control study
Donzelli S, Zaina F, Minnella S, Lusini M, Negrini S.
Scoliosis Spinal Disord. 2018 Jul 28;13:16. doi: 10.1186/s13013-018-0164-0. eCollection 2018
2016 SOSORT guidelines: orthopaedic and rehabilitation treatment of idiopathic scoliosis during growth
Negrini S, Donzelli S, Aulisa AG, Czaprowski D, Schreiber S, de Mauroy JC, Diers H, Grivas TB, Knott P, Kotwicki T, Lebel A, Marti C, Maruyama T, O’Brien J, Price N, Parent E, Rigo M, Romano M, Stikeleather L, Wynne J, Zaina F.
Scoliosis Spinal Disord. 2018 Jan 10;13:3. doi: 10.1186/s13013-017-0145-8. eCollection 2018
Overweight is not predictive of bracing failure in adolescent idiopathic scoliosis: results from a retrospective cohort study
Zaina F, Donzelli S, Negrini S.
Eur Spine J. 2017 Jun;26(6):1670-1675. doi: 10.1007/s00586-017-4985-y. Epub 2017 Feb 6
Braces for Idiopathic Scoliosis in Adolescents
Negrini S, Minozzi S, Bettany-Saltikov J, Chockalingam N, Grivas TB, Kotwicki T, Maruyama T, Romano M, Zaina F.
Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2016 Dec 1;41(23):1813-1825. doi: 10.1097
The three dimensional analysis of the Sforzesco brace correction
Donzelli S, Zaina F, Lusini M, Minnella S, Respizzi S, Balzarini L, Poma S, Negrini S.
Scoliosis Spinal Disord. 2016 Oct 14;11(Suppl 2):34
SOSORT Award Winner 2015: a multicentre study comparing the SPoRT and ART braces effectiveness according to the SOSORT-SRS recommendations
Zaina F, de Mauroy JC, Donzelli S, Negrini S.
Scoliosis. 2015 Aug 11;10:23. doi: 10.1186/s13013-015-0049-4. eCollection 2015
Braces for idiopathic scoliosis in adolescents
Negrini S, Minozzi S, Bettany-Saltikov J, Chockalingam N, Grivas TB, Kotwicki T, Maruyama T, Romano M, Zaina F.
Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2015 Jun 18;(6):CD006850. doi: 10.1002/14651858.CD006850.pub3
Brace treatment is effective in idiopathic scoliosis over 45°: an observational prospective cohort controlled study
Lusini M, Donzelli S, Minnella S, Zaina F, Negrini S.
Spine J. 2014 Sep 1;14(9):1951-6. doi: 10.1016/j.spinee.2013.11.040. Epub 2013 Dec 1
The effectiveness of combined bracing and exercise in adolescent idiopathic scoliosis based on SRS and SOSORT criteria: a prospective study
Negrini S, Donzelli S, Lusini M, Minnella S, Zaina F.
BMC Musculoskelet Disord. 2014 Aug 6;15:263. doi: 10.1186/1471-2474-15-263
Bracing for scoliosis in 2014: state of the art
Zaina F, De Mauroy JC, Grivas T, Hresko MT, Kotwizki T, Maruyama T, Price N, Rigo M, Stikeleather L, Wynne J, Negrini S.
Eur J Phys Rehabil Med. 2014 Feb;50(1):93-110
Effects of bracing in adolescents with idiopathic scoliosis
Weinstein SL, Dolan LA, Wright JG, Dobbs MB.
N Engl J Med. 2013 Oct 17;369(16):1512-21. doi: 10.1056/NEJMoa1307337. Epub 2013 Sep 19
Effects of bracing in adolescents with idiopathic scoliosis
Dolan LA, Wright JG, Weinstein SL.
N Engl J Med. 2014 Feb 13;370(7):681. doi: 10.1056/NEJMc1314229
Team care to cure adolescents with braces (avoiding low quality of life, pain and bad compliance): a case-control retrospective study. 2011 SOSORT Award winner
Tavernaro M, Pellegrini A, Tessadri F, Zaina F, Zonta A, Negrini S.
Scoliosis. 2012 Sep 20;7(1):17. doi: 10.1186/1748-7161-7-17

In defense of adolescents: They really do use braces for the hours prescribed, if good help is provided. Results from a prospective everyday clinic cohort using thermobrace
Donzelli S, Zaina F, Negrini S.
Scoliosis. 2012 May 31;7(1):12. doi: 10.1186/1748-7161-7-12
Bracing does not change the sport habits of patients
Negrini S, Donzelli S, Negrini F, Romano M, Zaina F.
Stud Health Technol Inform. 2012;176:437-40
Idiopathic scoliosis patients with curves more than 45 Cobb degrees refusing surgery can be effectively treated through bracing with curve improvements
Negrini S, Negrini F, Fusco C, Zaina F.
Spine J. 2011 May;11(5):369-80. doi: 10.1016/j.spinee.2010.12.001. Epub 2011 Feb 2
Brace technology thematic series – The Sforzesco and Sibilla braces, and the SPoRT (Symmetric, Patient oriented, Rigid, Three-dimensional, active) concept
Negrini S, Marchini G, Tessadri F.
Scoliosis. 2011 May 9;6:8. doi: 10.1186/1748-7161-6-8.
Guidelines on “Standards of management of idiopathic scoliosis with corrective braces in everyday clinics and in clinical research”: SOSORT Consensus 2008
Negrini S, Grivas TB, Kotwicki T, Rigo M, Zaina F; international Society on Scoliosis Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation Treatment (SOSORT).
Scoliosis. 2009 Jan 16;4:2. doi: 10.1186/1748-7161-4-2
Specific exercises performed in the period of brace weaning can avoid loss of correction in Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis (AIS) patients: Winner of SOSORT’s 2008 Award for Best Clinical Paper
Zaina F, Negrini S, Atanasio S, Fusco C, Romano M, Negrini A.
Scoliosis. 2009 Apr 7;4:8. doi: 10.1186/1748-7161-4-8
Effectiveness of complete conservative treatment for adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (bracing and exercises) based on SOSORT management criteria: results according to the SRS criteria for bracing studies – SOSORT Award 2009 Winner
Negrini S, Atanasio S, Fusco C, Zaina F.
Scoliosis. 2009 Sep 4;4:19. doi: 10.1186/1748-7161-4-19
How to improve aesthetics in patients with Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis (AIS): a SPoRT brace treatment according to SOSORT management criteria
Zaina F, Negrini S, Fusco C, Atanasio S.
Scoliosis. 2009 Sep 1;4:18. doi: 10.1186/1748-7161-4-18
Clinical and postural behaviour of scoliosis during daily brace weaning hours
Negrini S, Fusco C, Romano M, Zaina F, Atanasio S.
Stud Health Technol Inform. 2008;140:303-6
The Sforzesco brace can replace cast in the correction of adolescent idiopathic scoliosis: A controlled prospective cohort study
Negrini S, Atanasio S, Negrini F, Zaina F, Marchini G.
Scoliosis. 2008 Oct 31;3:15. doi: 10.1186/1748-7161-3-15
SOSORT consensus paper on brace action: TLSO biomechanics of correction (investigating the rationale for force vector selection
Rigo M, Negrini S, Weiss HR, Grivas TB, Maruyama T, Kotwicki T; SOSORT.
Scoliosis. 2006 Jul 20;1:11. doi: 10.1186/1748-7161-1-11
Effectiveness of treatment with a brace in girls who have adolescent idiopathic scoliosis. A prospective, controlled study based on data from the Brace Study of the Scoliosis Research Society
Nachemson AL, Peterson LE.
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