Doctors and researchers at annual Scoliosis Research Society conference.

Sep 08, 2017 / Innovation

Scottish Rite Hospital Attends the 52nd Annual Scoliosis Research Society Meeting

Doctors and researchers from Scottish Rite Hospital are in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania participating in the 52nd annual Scoliosis Research Society (SRS) meeting and course. SRS is an international organization that was founded in 1966 and has become one of the most renowned spine societies in the country. Each year, members of SRS gather to discuss the latest research and treatment techniques for spinal deformities.

Experts in our Center for Excellence in Spine are conducting research to better understand complex spine conditions in children and determining the best treatment plans. International meetings, like SRS, allow our medical staff to share their knowledge and latest findings for patients diagnosed with a spine condition. Our staff is participating in educational breakout sessions throughout the meeting to learn more about various spinal deformities.

This year, several of the hospital’s doctors and past fellows have been chosen to present their work. From over 1,400 abstracts submitted, the following projects from our institution have been selected for presentation:
  • Efficacy of Bracing for Main-lumbar vs Main-thoracic Curves in Patients with Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis at Risser 0
  • Risk of Surgical Treatment for Idiopathic-like Scoliosis Associated with Chiari 1 Malformation Following Decompression
  • Continued Deterioration in Pulmonary Function at Minimum 18-year Follow-up from Early Thoracic Fusion in Non-Neuromuscular Scoliosis
  • Optimal Surgical Treatment of High-Grade Spondylolisthesis
  • Expanding AIS Gene Discovery: A Consortium-Based Meta-Analysis

The Scoliosis Research Society gives our staff the opportunity to collaborate and learn from fellow spine professionals from around the world. The ongoing membership has provided a strong platform for our doctors and researchers to continue their education and enhance the treatment given to our patients. “SRS continues to be an important international meeting for our staff to present the hospital’s latest spine research,” says chief of staff Daniel J. Sucato, M.D., M.S. “Although presenting is an honor, our main purpose is to share our expertise on an international stage to bring better care to children with spinal deformities here at home and around the globe.”  

To learn more about the hospital’s spine research, please click here.  

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