Category: Patient Education

Curvy Girls Livestream with Dr. Vitale

Posted on August 07, 2017

Mark your calendars for the Curvy Girls Livestream with Dr. Vitale.  It will be a LIVE Q&A session on Thursday, August 10th at 7 PM EST.  Curvy Girls is an International Scoliosis Peer Support.  They have support groups that meet ... Read More

Columbia Orthopedics Conservative Care for Spine & Scoliosis

Posted on June 27, 2017

We are excited to launch our new video about our work at Columbia Orthopedics in Conservative Care for Spine & Scoliosis.  We have a team approach that includes the surgeon, schroth physical therapists, Rigo Cheneau orthotists, PAs/NPs to provide the best ... Read More

Columbia Orthopedics Hosted PreOp Spine Class

Posted on June 15, 2017

Columbia Orthopedics hosted PreOp Spine Class to prepare kids and their families for their scoliosis or spine surgery this summer.  Many kids and their families prefer to have their surgery during the summer to minimize their time out of school. ... Read More

Effectiveness of the Rigo Chêneau versus Boston-style orthoses for adolescent idiopathic scoliosis: a retrospective study

Posted on April 04, 2017

We wanted to share a recent article on the Rigo Cheneau Brace. Please follow this link to read more about the study that was done on the effectiveness of the two braces most widely used for Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis. Read More

Measuring Health-Related Quality of Life in Patients With Cerebral Palsy

Posted on December 29, 2016

Patients living with cerebral palsy (CP) face lifelong medical care that is often invasive yet unable to slow the body's rapid decline. Additionally, patients with CP are approximately 10 times more likely than the general population to develop osteoarthritis. "We need ... Read More

Dr. Michael G. Vitale Discusses the Importance of Advances in Low-Dose X-Ray for Pediatric Spine Patients

Posted on December 29, 2016

Treating smaller patients means everything has to be smaller - implants, instruments and apparel. The same idea has to be applied to radiation. “While digital x-rays have evolved to decrease radiation exposure, less is obviously better,” said Dr. Michael G. ... Read More

The Comprehensive Unit Safety Program Builds Teamwork and Improves Safety

Posted on November 22, 2016

The cost of surgical site infections (SSIs) and other so-called "never events" adds up quickly. Hospital stays are extended and surgeons lose time returning to the operating room (OR). More importantly, there is the emotional toll that SSIs take on ... Read More

PreOp Spine Class for Patients

Posted on October 12, 2016

Nov. 14, 2016: We would like to invite you to this preop class to help prepare you and your child for your surgery this winter. There will be a class held on November 14th, 6:00-8:00 PM. Our next one will be ... Read More

Pediatric Scoliosis Patients Improve Posture With Smart Bracing, Schroth Method

From NewYork-Presbyterian Newsletter, March, 2016: In the last five years, researchers and physicians have learned that early treatment of scoliosis can resolve many spinal deformities that adolescents and adults encounter later in life. Techniques such as early casting, bracing and specialized ... Read More