9th International Conference on Conservative Management of Spinal Deformities

7th SOSORT Meeting Milan (Italy) 10-12 May 2012


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Thursday, the 10th of May




09.00 Opening remarks  
  Negrini S. (Italy)






09.10 Truncal asymmetry in school children: the effect of the parental age at birth  
  Grivas T.B., Mihas C., Mazioti C., Sakelaropoulou S., Zisis N., Akriotis A., Burwell R.G. (Greece)


09.16 Patient selection in genetic association studies in idiopathic scoliosis  
  Harasymczuk P., Janusz P., Kotwicki T. (Poland)


09.22 Scoliosis with hyperkyphosis combines in 20% of cases with Scheuermann's disease and it's more frequent in males  
  Atanasio S., Donzelli S., Zaina F., Negrini A., Negrini S. (Italy)


09.28 Discussion
09.37 The neuromuscular factor in the idiopathic scoliosis. Retrospective longitudinal study of a group of 308 adolescents treated with neuromuscular rebalancing.  
  Fimiani A. (Italy)


09.43 The relationship between scoliosis and balance in a population of adolescents with AIS  
  Knott P., Musto J., Thompson S., Mardjetko S. (USA)


09.49 Everyday postures in idiopathic scoliosis: is there any correlation with curve morphology ?  
  Negrini A., Pasini E., Romano M., Donzelli S., Zaina F., Negrini S. (Italy)


09.55 Discussion  





10.04 Quantitative ultrasound measurements of bone strength in female adolescent idiopathic scoliosis patients  
  Wang H., Du Q., Chen PJ., Li JA., He X.H. (USA)


10.10 A simple method of spinal length assessment in patients with idiopathic scoliosis  
  Tyrakowski M., Wojtera-Tyrakowska D., Kotwicki T., Czubak J. (Poland)


10.16 Comparison between subjective perception of trunk deformity (TAPS) and objective assessment of back asymmetry (surface topography)  
  Rigo M., Elisabetta D'Agata (Spain)


10.22 End growth results analysis related to Risser score, Cobb degrees and curve types at the beginning of the treatment  
  Donzelli S., Zaina F., Negrini S. (Italy)


10.28 Discussion
10.40 Coffee break  





11.00 Biomechanical aspects of the conservative treatment of idiopathic scoliosis  
  Aulisa L. (Italy)


11.20 Scoliosis in cerebral palsied child  
  Ferrari A. (Italy)


11.40 Adolescent idiopathic scoliosis and corporeal awareness disorders  
  Smania N. (Italy)


12.00 Questions & Answers  





12.15 Analysis of differences in pain and disability in people with adult scoliosis and non specific low back pain  
  Bissolotti L., Sani V ., Gobbo M., Orizio C. (Italy)


12.21 Correlation between maturation, growth spurt and the progression of adolescent idiopathic scoliosis.  
  Coillard C., Circo A.B., Rivard C.H. (Canada)


12.27 Risser stages, menarche and their correlations with other growth parameters in a cohort of 3,553 Italian adolescent idiopathic scoliosis patients.  
  Minnella S., Donzelli S., Zaina F., Negrini S. (Italy)


12.33 Discussion
12.42 Lunch
12.42 Scoliosis Journal Lunch





14.00 Therapy objectives, treatments modalities and outcomes used by physiotherapists for adolescent idiopathic scoliosis in Alberta, Canada.  
  Parent E.C., Buyks D., Clough J., Jespersen L., Gibson J., Lessard J. (Canada)


14.06 Chiropractic treatment of scoliosis, a systematic review of the scientific literature  
  McAviney J. (Australia)


14.12 Gamebased physiotherapy for evidence based practice in children with juvenile idiopathic scoliosis  
  Feistritzer-Gröbl P., Nischelwitzer A., Saraph V. (Austria)


14.18 Discussion
14.27 Orthopedic treatment on child scoliosis: what are the consequences on muscular force?  
  Courtois I., Morizot C. (France)


14.33 Exercise capacity of adolescent girls with idiopathic scoliosis analysed in 6 Minute Walking Test (6MWT) with and without Cheneau's brace - pilot studies  
  Pajak J., Durmala J., Bugala-Szpak J. (Poland)


14.39 Sports in association with specific exercises can help to achieve better results in controlling the evolution of scoliosis  
  Romano M., Negrini S. (Italy)


14.45 Discussion  






14.54 Introduction  
  Grivas T.B. (Greece)


14.59 An SRS perspective  
  Price N. (USA)


15.14 A SOSORT perspective  
  Rigo M. (Spain)


15.29 Discussion
15.44 Coffee break  





16.05 3-D geometric imaging of the trunk in normal adolescents and age-matched patients impaired with idiopathic scoliosis: selected effects of conservative intervention according to Schroth  
  Stoler S., Baransi H., Givon U., Dvir Z. (Israel)


16.11 Feasibility and three months preliminary results of an RCT on the effect of Schroth exercises in adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS)  
  Schreiber S., Parent E.C., Hedden D.M., Watkins E.M., Hill D.L., Moreau M., Southon S., Mahood J.K. (Canada)


16.17 Influence of active and passive derotation techniques of OMT Kalternborn-Evjenth manual therapy on trunk morphology of adolescents with idiopatic scoliosis – pilot studies  
  Durmala J., Wnuk B., Blicharska I., Wadolowski K., Dybula S., Dzierzega J. (Poland)


16.23 Active thoracic kyphotisation: modifications in the shape of the trunk  
  Romano M., Saveri F., Negrini A., Negrini S. (Italy)


16.29 Discussion  





16.41 Imaging: how much and when
  Kotwicki (Poland)

18.00 End of the day  



Friday, the 11th of May



08.00 Committees Meetings  





09.00 Manual versus automatic indices assessment based on markerless three dimensional, structural light surface topography postural assessment. Preliminary study.  
  Glinkowski W., Michonski J., Glinkowska B., Sitnik R. (Poland)


09.06 Analysis of anterior trunk symmetry index (ATSI). Preliminary report  
  Stolinski L., Kotwicki T., Czaprowski D., Chowanska J. (Poland)


09.12 Micro: a useful and more simple tool to measure the magnitude of scoliosis curves on x-rays.  
  Romano M., Zaina F., Donzelli S., Negrini S. (Italy)


09.18 Discussion
09.27 Pedicle morphology using CT-based navigation system in adolescent idiopathic scoliosis  
  Kuraishi S. (Japan)


09.33 Can bending radiographs be useful for lenke classification system of idiopathic scoliosis?  
  Tyrakowski M., Kotwicki T., Koch A., Drwiega M., Lisiecka K., Lawniczak D., Pietrzak S., Czubak J. (Poland)


09.39 "Slopes": a new approach to scoliosis radiographic measurement and evaluation related to the horizontal plane in a bodily view  
  Negrini S., Atanasio S., Donzelli S., Zaina F. (Italy)


09.45 Discussion
09.54 Therapy modifies end-vertebrae and measuring always on the same vertebrae overestimates final results. A blind cohort controlled prospective study  
  Negrini A., Atanasio S., Vanossi M., Donzelli S., Zaina F., Negrini S. (Italy)


10.00 A study of assessments of the camptocormie.  
  De Sèze M., Guillaud E., Slugatz L., Cazalets J.R. (France)


10.06 Adult scoliosis and non-specific low back pain: analisys of trunk kinematics  
  Bissolotti L., Sani V ., Gobbo M., Orizio C. (Italy)


10.12 Discussion
10.21 Coffee break  





10.40 Lyon bracing in adolescent females with idiopathic scoliosis: assessment of results according to the SRS committee on bracing and nonoperative management standardization criteria.  
  Aulisa A.G., Guzzanti V., Perisano C., Scudieri G., Bocchino L., Teramo S., Aulisa L. (Italy)


10.47 Discussion
10.50 Prospective study of 136 adolescent scoliosis of more than 40° treated with the Lyon brace  
  De Mauroy J.C. (France)


10.57 Discussion
11.00 Brace treatment is effective in idiopathic scoliosis over 45°: a prospective controlled study  
  Lusini M., Donzelli S., Zaina F., Negrini S. (Italy)


11.07 Discussion  
11.10 Prospective study according to the SRS and SOSORT criteria on the effectiveness of a complete conservative treatment (bracing and exercises) for adolescent idiopathic scoliosis: efficacy and intent-to-treat analysis  
  Negrini S., Donzelli S., Zaina F. (Italy)


11.17 Discussion
11.20 A comparison approach to explain risks related to x-ray imaging for scoliosis  
  Pace N., Ricci L. (Italy)


11.27 Discussion
11.30 The effect of radiographic vertebral body and intervertebral disc wedging on curve progression in idiopathic scoliosis  
  Volz R., Dolan L.A., Masrouha F., Weinstein S.L. (USA)


11.37 Discussion  






11.40 Introduction  
  Kotwicki (Poland)


11.45 An SRS perspective  
  Richards (USA)


12.00 A SOSORT perspective  
  Negrini (Italy)


12.15 Discussion
12.30 Lunch  





13.45 Different material for the SPORT concept brace: short time comparison of Sforzesco and Sibilla brace  
  Zaina F., Donzelli S., Lusini M., Negrini S. (Italy)


13.51 Comparison of in brace correction between supine, molded, asymmetric TLSOS and standing, CAD, symmetric TLSOS  
  Speers, D. (USA)


13.57 CAD/CAM and biomechanical simulations vs. standard technique for the design of braces in adolescent idiopathic scoliosis: first results  
  Desbiens-Blais F., Clin J., Parent S., Labelle H., Aubin C.E. (Canada)


14.03 Discussion
14.12 It is possible to maintain a high compliance even in the long term: results from the Thermobrace study  
  Donzelli S., Zaina F., Negrini S. (Italy)


14.18 Good brace compliance reduced curve progression and surgical rates in patients with idiopathic scoliosis.  
  Brox J.I., Lange J.E., Gunderson R.B., Steen H. (Norway)


14.24 Outcome of Rigo-Chêneau type brace treatment for adolescent idiopathic scoliosis -using the Scoliosis Research Society brace studies inclusion criteria.  
  Maruyama T., Yamada H., Nakao Y. (Japan)


14.30 Discussion  





14.39 Side effects of braces. A cross-sectional survey.  
  Tavernaro M., Tessadri F., Zonta A., Negrini S. (Italy)


14.45 Effect of Spinecor brace on pulmonary functions  
  Ersen Ö., Can N., Oguz E., Bilgic S., Sehirlioglu A. (Turkey)


14.51 A prospective interventional cohort study of 175 patients treated by the spinecor orthosis, following the Scoliosis Research Society Criteria  
  Coillard C., Circo A., Rivard C.H. (Canada)


14.57 Discussion
15.06 Evaluation of TLSOS in the bracing in adolescent idiopathic scoliosis trial (BrAIST)  
  Dolan L.A., Haggerty K.A., Weinstein S.L., BrAIST Study Team (USA)


15.12 Retrospective analysis of immediate in-brace correction of scoliosis attainable in patients with AIS  
  Knott P., Techy F., Cotter T., Jansen L., Kove P., Loving J., Poletis K., Mardjetko S, (USA)


15.18 Brace efficacy: metanalysis of studies conducted according to the SRS criteria for brace studies  
  Zaina F., Donzelli S., Lusini M., Negrini S. (Italy)


15.24 Discussion
15.33 Coffee break  





15.50 The conservative treatment of congenital scoliosis with hemivertebra: report of three cases.  
  Aulisa A.G., Guzzanti V., Perisano C., Scudieri G., Bocchino L., Teramo S., Aulisa L. (Italy)


15.56 Conservative treatment of juvenile with Chiari I malformation, syringomyelia and scolisis. Two case reports.  
  Rigo M., Janssen B., Campo R., Tremonti L. (Spain)


16.02 Using of Cheneau brace for early onset scoliosis treatment  
  Chekryzhev D., Mezentsev A., Petrenko D. (Ukraine)


16.08 Discussion  





16.17 Mehta M. (United Kingdom)  
16.27 Negrini A. (Italy)  


16.37 Business Meeting  
18.00 End of the day  



Saturday, the 12th of May



08.30 Committees Meetings  





9.30 An online survey investigating the information needs of adolescent idiopathic scoliosis patients and their families: preliminary results  
  Wellburn S., Bettany-Saltikov J., Hamilton S. (United Kingdom)


09.36 Trunk appearance perception scale (TAPS) discrepancy between adolescents with idiopathic scoliosis and their parents influences HRQL  
  Rigo M., D'Agata E., Jelacic M. (Spain)


09.42 The effects of scoliosis bracing on parent and child perception of adolescent’s quality of life  
  Knott P., Anderson C., Werner M., Wilson H., Speers D. (USA)


09.48 Self image, stress level and quality of life in adolescents patients with idiopathic scoliosis  
  Kinel E., Kotwicki T., Podolska A., Bialek M., Stryla W. (Poland)


09.54 Discussion


10.50 Coffee break  





11.10 Use of kidscreen 52 questionary for quality of life evaluation in adolescents with idiopatic scoliosis after surgery  
  Rusovs G., Audrupe O., Ositis J., Vetra A., Vetra A. (Latvia)


11.16 Findings from a small-scale, exploratory content analysis of information provided to AIS patients and their parents from NHS Scoliosis Hospital Clinics  
  Arai L., Bettany-Saltikov J., Hamilton S. (United Kingdom)


11.22 Which is the role of self-esteem in adolescents with idiopathic scoliosis under a conservative treatment?  
  D'Agata E., Pérez-Testor C., Negrini S., Rigo M. (Spain)


11.28 Quality of life and stress level in adolescents with idiopathic scoliosis subjected to conservative treatment  
  Kinel E., Kotwicki T., Podolska A., Bialek M., Stryla W. (Poland)


11.34 Discussion  





11.46 The SRS Lecture: "The Role of Screening and Brace treatment in Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis"  
  Richards S.B. (USA)


12.11 The SOSORT Presidential Address: "The future of SOSORT: not names, but evidence"  
  Negrini S. (Italy)






12.36 Next Meeting  
  Knott P. (USA)


12.51 SOSORT Award Winners  
  Maruyama T. (Japan)


12.56 Closing Remarks  
  Negrini S. (Italy)


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