Scoliosis, the official publication of the Society on Scoliosis Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation Treatment (SOSORT) has today launched the meeting abstracts from the annual SOSORT meeting held earlier this year in Chicago, USA. The supplement features abstract presentations on a wide range of subjects within the field, such as the relationship between bone density and bone metabolism, integrating 3D optical imaging techniques for diagnostic analysis and psychological aspects of bracing in relation to age and duration of brace-wear.
The journal has also recently launched a new article collection on the Aetiology of Idiopathic Scoliosis, which focuses on advancements in biological pathways into the biochemistry and endocrinology of adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS).
Idiopathic scoliosis, where the cause of scoliosis is unknown, remains the most common type in patients aged between 10 and 18 years. In the majority of cases, patients are generally healthy otherwise, with no previous medical history. This suggests possible genetic influences, although further research is required for the potential role of environmental and epigenetic factors.
The series is guest edited by Prof R Geoffrey Burwell (Queen’s Medical Centre, UK), Prof Peter Dangerfield (University of Liverpool, UK), and Scoliosis Editor-in-Chief Dr Theodoros B Grivas ( “Tzanio” General Hospital of Piraeus, Greece), and aims to publish research, reviews, and opinion articles on the aetiology, pathogenesis and pathomechanisms (scoliogeny) of AIS. The Series Editors introduce the series with an Editorial that integrates the current understanding of AIS causation and etiopathogenetic information.
The new series follows the success of previous collections covering Brace Technology and Rehabilitation Schools for Scoliosis, which focus on the clinical aspects of treating scoliosis via the two most common conservative treatment methods.