January 30, 2024

Second “Lunch & Learn” Webinar Took Place Mon., January 29

Advances in the Non-Operative Management of Juvenile Idiopathic Scoliosis and Bracing

Jan. 29, 2024 | Columbia Pediatric Orthopedics hosted the second edition of our new Lunch & Learn webinar series focusing on scoliosis and spine conditions across the lifespan. The series, held five or six times per year, is designed to improve scoliosis and spine care by providing participants and faculty a forum for interaction and collaboration.

The series continued on Monday, January 29, 2024 with Advances in the Non-Operative Management of Juvenile Idiopathic Scoliosis and Bracing.

In our second “Lunch & Learn” Webinar, we discussed advances in juvenile idiopathic scoliosis and benefits of bracing in this younger population. Our speakers were Dr. Benjamin Roye, MD, MPH and John Tunney.

Dr. Roye is an attending surgeon and associate professor of Surgery at Columbia University Irving Medical Center. His practice specializes in the surgical management of complex spine conditions, juvenile and adolescent idiopathic scoliosis, and other spine orthopedic traumas.

John Tunney is a director of East Coast Orthotics and Prosthetics and a certified orthotist specializing in the New York Rigo Cheneau brace, which he redesigned. John, a leader in the industry, is one of the few master brace makers in the country.

Lunch-&-Learn-1-2024-Photos-Drs. Roye, Vitale, Tunney. Amber Mizerik

Our session began with an introduction from Dr. Michael Vitale, who also served as our moderator for the series. We covered the following topics:

  • A brief overview of juvenile idiopathic scoliosis and how it differs from the adolescent idiopathic scoliosis
  • Briefly a role of surgery in this population
  • Literature review of night time brace (part time bracing) in this population
  • What makes these braces different from a standard brace
  • Briefly the role that PSSE and the role the scoliosis specific PT can play with this population

Thank you to all who attended this informative webinar. Watch our website for more details on the next webinar in this series, March 4th. In the meantime, don’t forget to register, using the link below.