Digital photograph Grivas Theodoros B.
Full name Dr. Theodoros B. GRIVAS
Profession Orthopaedic and Spinal Surgeon
Actual professional positions Director of the Trauma and Orthopaedic Department, "Tzanio" General Hospital of Piraeus, Piraeus, Greece
Short biographical notes (300 words) Studies
Medical School, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (1972 - 1978)
Orthopaedic Department, University of Athens (1984)
Queen's Μedical Centre, Nottingham, under Mr. JK Webb(1987)
Harlow Wood Hospital, Nottingham (1990)
Fellow of the Nottingham University, UK, 1990 under Professor RG Burwell (1990)
International Traveling Fellow of American Orthopaedic Association, USA, 1997
International Traveling Fellow of Scoliosis Research Society, USA, 2006

Medical Societies - Committees
Founding Member and Past President of SOSORT
Founding Member and Past President of the International Research Society for Spinal Deformities
Active Fellow of Scoliosis Research Society
Member of the Etiology Committee of the Scoliosis Research Society (2004 – 2008)
2006 International Traveling Fellow of Scoliosis Research Society
Past President of Hellenic Society of Spinal Disorders
Co-ordinator, International Federated Body on Scoliosis Etiology
International Affiliated Member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
1996 International Traveling Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
Member of International Society for Fracture Repair
Member of European Spine Society
Member of European Foot and Ankle Society
Member of Hellenic College of Orthopaedic Surgeons
Member of Scoliosis Research Society Working Group on 3-D Terminology of Spinal Deformity
Member of British Association of Clinical Anatomists
Advisory member of the Non-Operative Committee of the SRS
Member of the SRS Scoliosis School Screening Task Force
Member of the Greek National Committee for the Specialty in Orthopaedics and Traumatology.

A frequent invited speaker or visiting professor in other Orthopaedic residency programs, as well as local, state, national, and international medical societies. Over 300 lectures were delivered to various institutions and societies

Patent holder
  • Thoracic facet cutter (instrument for cutting the thoracic facet in a proper way preparing the insertion of thoracic pedicle hook and / or thoracic transpedicular screws
  • Thoracic pedicle aimer (instrument helping to find the correct insertion point of a thoracic transpedicular screw)
  • Surgical instrument for the removal of total hip arthroplasty stem with a broken neck
Editorship / Board membership and reviewer
"Scoliosis" (SOSORT journal) Chief Editor
"Spine Deformity" (SRS journal) Associate Editor "Acta Orthopaedica et Traumatologica Hellenica" Editorial Board 1996 -1999
"Studies Health Technology Informatics" Editor of two volumes

Pediatric Rehabilitation
Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery - British
World Journal of Surgical Oncology
Health-Related Quality of Life Outcome (HQLO)
Journal of Medical Case Reports (JMCR)
Clinica Chimica Acta (CCA), an International Journal of Clinical
Case Reports and Clinical Practice Review
Award received (Year, title of the scientific work, awarding institution)
  • 4 presentations were awarded the best paper award in Greek National Meetings
  • Trunk asymmetry in normal juveniles. 5th International Conference on Conservative Management of Spinal Deformities, GRIVAS TB, VASILIADIS ES, MIHAS C, MAZIOTOU C, TRIANTAFYLLOPOULOS G, ALEXANDROPOULOS P (2008): Eugenidou Foundation, Athens, Greece, April 3 – 5, 2008 SOSORT Meeting . This paper, based on the scientific merit, received the highest score among the 78 papers that were submitted and evaluated by the SOSORT scientific committee of the Meetin
  • Scientific Responsible/Principal Investigator or collaborator of 20 research projects, financed by national European sources.
Medline published papers (number) 80
Book chapters 39
Book 9
5 most important Medline papers (copy and paste reference from Medline)

Grivas TB, Vasiliadis ES, Mihas K . The effect of growth on the correlation between the spinal and rib cage deformity: implications on idiopathic scoliosis pathogenesis. Scoliosis 2007, 2:11

Grivas TB, Vasiliadis E, Mouzakis V, Mihas C, Koufopoulos G . Association between adolescent idiopathic scoliosis prevalence and age at menarche in different geographic latitudes. Scoliosis, 2006, 1:9

Grivas TB, Vasiliadis ES, Rodopoulos G, Bardakos N. The role of the intervertebral disc in correction of scoliotic curves. A theoretical model of idiopathic scoliosis pathogenesis.Stud Health Technol Inform. 2008;140:33-6.

Grivas TB, Dangas S, Polyzois BD, Samelis P. The Double Rib Contour Sign (DRCS) in lateral spinal radiographs: aetiologic implications for scoliosis.Stud Health Technol Inform. 2002;88:38-43.

Grivas TB, Magnissalis EA. The use of twin-ring Ilizarov external fixator constructs: application and biomechanical proof-of principle with possible clinical indications. J Orthop Surg Res. 2011 Aug 11;6:41.
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