Focused Issue on The Immature Spine

Posted On 2019-06-22 15:17:06


This focused issue is edited by Dr. Federico Canavese, from Department of Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery, University Hospital Estaing, 1 place Lucie et Raymond Aubrac, Clermont Ferrand 63003, France.

Dr. Federico Canavese was born in Torino, Italy. He moved to Montpellier, France to complete his training under the guidance of Professor Alain Diméglio. He subsequently completed a three years Pediatric Orthopedic training session between the Shriners Hospital for Children in Portland, USA and The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, Canada. He then worked at the University Hospital of Geneva, Switzerland with Professor André Kaelin and completed a PhD in Animal Pathology at the Universities of Bologna and Udine, Italy where he studied thoracic and lung growth and effects of spinal arthrodesis on neural elements.

Focused issue outline:

  1. The Immature Spine        
    Alain Dimeglio, University of Montpellier, France
  2. Serial EDF casting for the treatment of infantile and juvenile deformities
    Federico Canavese, University Hospital Estaing, France
  3. Long term outcome of VEPTR treatment in children with early onset scoliosis
    Carol Hasler, Children's Hospital, Basel, Switzerland
  4. Standard and magnetic growing rods for the treatment of early onset scoliosis        
    Ilkka Helenius, University of Turku and Turku University Hospital, Finland
  5. The impact of residual growth on deformity progression        
    Ismat Ghanem, Saint-Joseph University, Lebanon
  6. Adolescent idiopathic scoliosis: indications for bracing
    André Kaelin, Willy Taillard Laboratory of Kinesiology, Geneva University Hospitals and Geneva University, Switzerland
  7. Frontal and sagittal unbalance in patients with adolescent idiopathic deformity        
    Dror Ovadia, Tel Aviv University, Israel
  8. Restoring sagittal and frontal balance following posterior instrumented fusion        
    Muharrem Yazici, Hacettepe University, Turkey
  9. Anterior instrumented fusion for Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis
    Michael Ruf, Orthopädie und Unfallchirurgie, Germany
  10. Strategies of management of deep spinal infection: from irrigation and debridement to VAC treatment        
    Alpaslan Senkoylu, Gazi University Faculty of Medicine, Turkey
  11. Scoliosis surgery in adulthood: what challenges for what outcome?    
    Yann Philippe Charles, hôpital Lapeyronie, France
  12. Past, present and future of pediatric spine surgery        
    Jean Dubousset, Académie Nationale de Médecine, France
  13. Spinal Growth Tethering: indications and limits        
    Peter Newton, UC San Diego School of Medicine, USA
  14. Intraoperative traction for patients with rigid deformity        
    Reinhald Zeller, University of Toronto, Canada
  15. Vertebral osteotomies for scoliosis correction        
    Stephen Lewis, University of Toronto, Canada
  16. The importance of sagittal balance in adult scoliosis surgery        
    Jason Cheung, Hong Kong University, Hong Kong, China