Digital photograph Kotwicki Tomasz
Full name Tomasz Kotwicki
Profession MD, PhD, orthopedic surgeon
Actual professional positions Professor at the University of Medical Sciences, Poznan, Poland
Short biographical notes (300 words) Twenty years of clinical experience, specialist in orthopedics and traumatology
working place - Wiktor Dega University Hospital, Department of Pediatric Orthopedics and Traumatology, Poznan, Poland.

Main interests: pediatric orthopaedic surgery, spinal surgery, scoliosis conservative treatment, basic research in orthopaedics.

Member of scientific societies: SOSORT (President 2009/2010), IRSSD (Board Member 2006-2012), Polish Pediatric Orthopedic Society (Secretary 2004-2006), Polish Society of Spinal Surgery, Polish Traumatologic and Orthopaedic Society.

Deputy Editor of Scoliosis, Reviewer in international journals.
Published 50 papers in Medline indexed journals.
Award received (Year, title of the scientific work, awarding institution) Joint hypermobility in children with idiopathic scoliosis: SOSORT award 2011 winner.
Medline published papers (number) 50
Book chapters 9
5 most important Medline papers (copy and paste reference from Medline) Czaprowski D, Kotwicki T, Pawlowska P, Stolinski L. Joint hypermobility in children with idiopathic scoliosis: SOSORT award 2011 winner. Scoliosis. 2011 Oct 7;6(1):22. [Epub ahead of print]

Zaborowska-Sapeta K, Kowalski IM, Kotwicki T, Protasiewicz-Fałdowska H, Kiebzak W. Effectiveness of Chêneau brace treatment for idiopathic scoliosis: prospective study in 79 patients followed to skeletal maturity. Scoliosis. 2011 Jan 25;6(1):2.17.

Kotwicki T.Improved accuracy in Risser sign grading with lateral spinal radiography.Eur Spine J. 2008 Dec;17(12):1676-85. Epub 2008 Oct 23.

Kotwicki T, Durmala J, Czubak J.Bracing for neuromuscular scoliosis: orthosis construction to improve the patient's function.Disabil Rehabil Assist Technol. 2008 May;3(3):161-9.

Kotwicki T, Cheneau J.Biomechanical action of a corrective brace on thoracic idiopathic scoliosis: Cheneau 2000 orthosis. Disabil Rehabil Assist Technol. 2008 May;3(3):146-53. Review.
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