Author: Tomasz Kotwicki

  • Department of Spine Disorders and Pediatric Orthopedics, Poznań University of Medical Sciences, Poznań, Poland

September 15, 2022

The Sanders Maturity Scale for skeletal maturity assessment in idiopathic scoliosis

Introduction. Skeletal maturity assessment in Idiopathic Scoliosis (IS) is used for the evaluation of deformation progression risk, as well as selecting a method of treatment. The Sanders Maturity Scale (SMS) is based on the ossification of phalanges, metacarpal bones and radius rated on AP radiograms of the left hand. Aim. This retrospective study aimed to compare SMS to other skeletal […]
June 21, 2022

Principles of screening for early detection of idiopathic scoliosis – recommendations of the Committee for Rehabilitation, Physical Education and Social Integration of the Polish Academy of Sciences

Introduction. The Committee for Rehabilitation, Physical Education and Social Integration of the Polish Academy of Sciences established a Task Force for the diagnosis and conservative treatment of idiopathic scoliosis to analyze the current knowledge on the reliability of tools and methods used in the diagnosis of idiopathic scoliosis (IS) and developing recommendations for screening standards. Material and Methods. Medical doctors, physiotherapists, and […]