Tag: adolescent idiopathic scoliosis

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The amount of curve correction matters for achieving balanced shoulders in...

In Lenke type 1 or type 2 adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS), significant correction of the main thoracic curve with relative under-correction of the proximal...

Bracing superior to exercise for treating spinal curvature in AIS patients,...

Both bracing and exercise have demonstrable, significant treatment effectiveness for patients with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis. This was the finding of a randomised, controlled trial...
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Researchers narrow in on genetic causes of scoliosis

Two presentations at the Scoliosis Research Society annual meeting (SRS; 6–9 October, Philadelphia, USA) have shed light on the genetic factors at play in...

ApiFix spinal implant receives Australian Therapeutic Goods Administration certification

ApiFix has received Australian Therapeutic Goods Administration certification through its distributor, Orthotech. The ApiFix system will now be marketed in Australia for the treatment and...

Alphatec’s Arsenal deformity AIS system launched in limited US markets

Alphatec Spine has launched its new Arsenal deformity adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS) system and has successfully completed initial patient cases. The Arsenal AIS system is...

Implanet white paper confirms safety and efficacy of Jazz system

Implanet has announced the publication of a new white paper, which presents clinical results from a group of adolescents suffering from hypokyphotic thoracic scoliosis...

Danish study finds five-times higher incidence of cancer in adolescent idiopathic...

In a study of the incidence of cancer in a cohort of adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS) patients treated 25 years previously, investigators have found...

No increase in pregnancy-related back pain, complication or sexual dysfunction following...

Surgery for female adolescent idiopathic scoliosis patients appears to have no impact on complication rates for future pregnancy, according to data presented at the...

Long-term follow-up of AIS surgical treatment reveals “less than ideal” results

An analysis of ≥10 year outcomes data for patients treated surgically for major thoracic adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS) has found that 23% of the...