2011 SOSORT Guidelines: Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation Treatment of Idiopathic Scoliosis During Growth.
Negrini S, Aulisa AG, Aulisa L, Circo AB, de Mauroy JC, Durmala J, Grivas TB, Knott P, Kotwicki T, Maruyama T, Minozzi S, O’Brien JP, Padopoulos D, Rigo M, Rivard CH, Romano M, Wynne JH, Villagrasa M, Weiss HR, Zaina F. Scoliosis. 2012 Jan 20;7(1):3. [Epub ahead of print]
The International Scientific Society on Scoiliosis Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation Treatment (SOSORT) has updated their 2005 guidelines on conservative treatment of idiopathic scoliosis. The aim of these guidelines is “to offer to all professionals and their patients an evidence-based updated review of the actual evidence on conservative treatment of idiopathic scoliosis (CTIS).” The authors conclude that in terms of the strength of evidence for the recommendations there is a “lack of research in general in this specific area: no evidences of strength level I, very few of level II. We invite researchers to join this effort, and clinicians to develop good research strategies allowing us the collection of useful data and new evidence.”