Scoliosis Research Society (SRS)
An International Organization Dedicated to the Education, Research and Treatment of Spinal Deformity
Our Mission is to Foster Optimal Care for All Patients with Spinal Deformities
The following research studies are open and available for interested patients who wish to participate. Please note that these research projects listed below are not the only available studies relating to spinal deformity, nor are these studies necessarily endorsed by the Scoliosis Research Society. For further information, please e-mail or call the contact person named in the study description.
NEW - Protocol 11-CC-0120/ Stereophotogrammetry of the Torso in Healthy Individuals and Patients with Scoliosis, Chest Wall Deformations or Obesity
The Rehabilitation Medicine Department of the NIH Clinical Center is seeking individuals with scoliosis or chest wall deformities for protocol 11-CC-0120. This research study will evaluate how well a three dimensional photography system called "stereophotogrammetry" can evaluate the pattern of curvature in spine and chest wall deformities and the distribution of fat in trunk. [CLICK HERE TO READ MORE ABOUT THIS STUDY]
A Multicenter NIH-Sponsored Prospective Study of Quality of Life in Adult Scoliosis (ASLS)
Dr. Keith Bridwell is the Primary Investigator for a multicenter study funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to evaluate the effectiveness of nonoperative and operative treatments in adults with lumbar scoliosis and to identify important clinical and radiographic factors that may influence outcomes in the management of adults with symptomatic lumbar scoliosis (ASLS).
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The Scoliosis Research Society provides information on these web pages regarding research and links as a public service. The SRS believes that patients should contact their treating physician about the relevance of any information listed on the site prior to proceeding with any particular treatment. Just as no two individuals are exactly alike, no two patients with a spinal deformity are the same. Therefore, your spinal deformity surgeon will be the most important source of information about the management of your particular spinal problem.