Tag: Children

Check Out This New Resource Video for Patients with EOS and Their Parents

Posted on November 30, 2018

The Growing Spine Foundation has a new resource video for patients with EOS and their parents. Their mission is "to improve the care of patients with Early Onset Scoliosis and related deformities through research, education and advocacy." Read more about Early Onset ... Read More

Dr. Michael Vitale Co-Chairs 12th Annual ICEOS Meeting

Posted on November 19, 2018

Dr. Michael Vitale Co-Chairs the 12th Annual ICEOS (International Congress on Early Onset Scoliosis) meeting in Lisbon, Portugal.  He also spoke on a myriad of topics including The Debates: SAI/Pelvic Screws (Paul Sponseller) vs S Hooks (Michael Vitale) Paper # ... Read More

Columbia University Pediatric Orthopedics Hosts their Annual Spine Research Retreat

Posted on October 26, 2018

The Division of Pediatric Orthopedics at Columbia University hosts an annual Spine Research Retreat.  The retreat allows the opportunity for many collaborators involved in research to come together and discuss operative research, non operative research and quality and safety projects. Read More

Dr. Michael Vitale Speaks at IPOTT

Posted on September 30, 2018

Dr. Michael Vitale speaks at IPOTT which is an International Pediatric Orthopaedic Think Tank.  It took place this year in New Zealand from 9/27/18- 9/29/18.  Dr. Vitale spoke on #cureAIS: Towards a Best Practice Guideline for Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis where included ... Read More

Scoliosis in the Young Child Patient Webinar

Posted on September 18, 2018

Dr. Michael was a panelist on Scoliosis in the Young Child Patient Webinar.  It was presented by the Scoliosis Research Society (SRS).   Read More

A new study featured in Current Orthopaedic Practice

Posted on September 03, 2018

A new study featured in Current Orthopaedic Practice co-authored by Drs. Benjamin Roye and Michael Vitale MD MPH "Nonoperative treatment of infantile spinal deformity".  This was published in Current Orthopaedic Practice: September/October 2018 - Volume 29 - Issue 5 - p 436–439 The conclusion of this article is ... Read More

Scoliosis questionnaire featured in the AAOS Headline News

In this week's AAOS Headline News, they featured the Scoliosis questionnaire (EOSQ-24) that is published in the Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics March 2018 Issue.  They state that "the Early-Onset Scoliosis Questionnaire (EOSQ-24) may be a valid tool to evaluate patient-reported ... Read More

Your Child’s Spine Surgery

Posted on October 27, 2016

What to Expect Dear Parent, Here is a link to an information book that will help you plan spine surgery for your child.  Please review the information and discuss with your Primary Care Provider and any specialists your child sees. We are extremely ... Read More

Spine and Scoliosis Spinal Fusion and Instrumentation

Posted on October 27, 2016

[siteorigin_widget class="SiteOrigin_Widget_Slider_Widget"][/siteorigin_widget]   A spinal fusion and instrumentation is recommended in several situations. This includes adolescent scoliosis where the curve has progressed to greater than 50 degrees.  The underlying cause could be idiopathic, congenital or neuromuscular. A spinal fusion and instrumentation is ... Read More

Vertebral Body Stapling

Posted on October 27, 2016

This is a technique that is used to try and prevent the need for spinal fusion.  It is often recommended for patients that have progressive curves and are at high risk for future need of a spinal fusion. Stapling works by ... Read More