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2011-08-30 11:02:00

New Technique by Montefiore Medical Center Surgeon Published in Journal "Scoliosis" NEW YORK, Aug. 30, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Minimally invasive surgery to treat scoliosis in teenagers is now a "feasible option," according to Vishal Sarwahi, M.D., Director of Spine Deformity Surgery at Montefiore Medical Center. "This new procedure to correct curvature of the spine involves three small incisions in the back, as opposed to standard open surgery, which requires a two-foot...

2011-04-05 15:30:31

Teenagers who undergo spine fusion for scoliosis using the newest surgical techniques can expect to be doing well 10 years after surgery, according to a Hospital for Special Surgery study published online ahead of print in the [TK issue] of the journal Spine. Researchers had thought that the surgery would cause damage to the spine just below the fused discs, but the study showed that this was not the case. "Fusion for adolescent idiopathic scoliosis using the newer generation spine implants...

2010-05-07 10:06:00

Northwestern Memorial only site in Illinois for the NIH-sponsored trial CHICAGO, May 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Researchers at Northwestern Memorial have launched the first-ever National Institutes of Health-sponsored clinical trial for spinal deformity. The trial will evaluate the effectiveness of surgical and non-surgical treatments in people with adult scoliosis or curvature of the spine. Researchers also hope to identify important factors related to patient reported outcomes such as...

2008-10-07 09:00:55

Today, Medtronic and the Scoliosis Research Society launched Spine Check - a new program designed to help promote scoliosis screenings for middle school and junior high school students. The Scoliosis Research Society (SRS), one of the world's premier spine societies, and Medtronic are supporting the Spine Check program to help improve the overall spinal health of students. Because of a commitment to research and education in the field of spinal deformities, the organizations are working...