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May 08, 2017

Columbia Orthopedics Non Operative Spine Care Team Presents at SOSORT

Columbia Orthopedics Non Operative Spine Care team members participated in the 12th annual SOSORT conference, which took place in Lyon, France from May 3-6.
Three abstracts were accepted for podium presentations at the conference:

Physiotherapeutic Scoliosis Specific Exercise (PSSE) Utilizing the Schroth Method in Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis: 10 Sessions Predicts Higher Compliance and Home Exercise Duration

Presented by: Prachi Bakarania

Authors: Amelia M. Lindgren, Anas A. Minkara, Kelly Grimes, Hagit Berdishevsky, Prachi Bakarania, Hiroko Matsumoto, David Roye, MD; and Michael G. Vitale, MD, MPH

This study tracked patient compliance with prescribed home exercise programs (HEP), which is 80 minutes per week, following completion of outpatient Schroth therapy. Two groups were examined: those who attended 10 sessions vs. those who completed less than 10 sessions. From a total of 85 identified patients, those who completed 10 sessions were more likely to complete their HEP after 3 months. However, all patients decreased participating in HEP exercises the further out they were from their Schroth Therapy.
Study Results:
• 70 (82.4%) completed the survey at 1 week
• 51 (60.0%) at 3 months
• 35% (28) at 1 year

 

Rigo System Cheneau Brace: Higher In-Brace Correction And Lower Risk Of 6-Month Curve Progression Compared to TLSO

Presented by Hagit Berdishevsky
Authors: Prachi Bakarania, Nicholas Feinberg, Anas Minkara, Jennifer Hope, John Tunney, Hagit Berdishevsky, Kelly Grimes, Hasani Swindell, Julie Yoshimachi, David Roye, MD; Michael Vitale, MD, MPH
This study compared the immediate in-brace major coronal curve correction at 6-weeks and curve progression at 6-months between patients who received the Rigo System Cheneau (RSC) brace and the traditional Thoracolumbar sacral orthosis (TLSO) brace. After examining 66 patients, it was determined that RSC braces are associated with greater in-brace correction and lower the risk of curve progression.
Study Results:
• At 6-weeks, the RSC brace achieved greater in-brace correction (37%) compared to the TLSO brace (30%)
• At 6-months, 17% of RSC patients experienced curve progression compared to 20% of TLSO patients

Rigo System Cheneau Brace in Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis: Radiographic Predictors of Curve Progression

Presented by John Tunney
Authors: Amelia M. Lindgren, Anas A. Minkara, Kelly Grimes, Hagit Berdishevsky, Prachi Bakarania, Hiroko Matsumoto, David Roye, MD; Michael G. Vitale, MD, MPH
Can radiological parameters predict curve progression in patients with Adolescent Idopathic Scoliosis (AIS) treated with the Rigo System Cheneau (RSC) brace? This retrospective cohort study included the following parameters: overall balance summation (OBS), coronal balance, and pelvic incidence. After 50 patients were examined over two years, it was shown that OBS >10 is significantly associated with minor curve progression but not correlated with major coronal curve progression in patients with AIS undergoing bracing.
Study Results:
• No coronal or sagittal parameters, including coronal balance and pelvic incidence, are correlated with curve progression
• Further studies will compare these parameters between RIGO and TLSO patients and, with long term follow-up, will assess the utility of these radiographic variables in determining curve progression

Courtesy of Columbia Orthopedics website