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  1. An Open Letter To The NSF Forum

    by , 02-23-2010 at 08:54 PM (Dr Stitzel)
    Quote Originally Posted by DrStitzel View Post
    The National Scoliosis Foundation was started in 1976 and has served as a beacon of light for scoliosis patients and their families by rejecting, rather than accepting the darkness of hopelessness. The non-profit organization, originally created by Mrs. Laura Gowen, grew out of a rejection of the status quo and a realization that scoliosis doesn’t have to define a person, or their lifetime. She realized that a person is more than just the summation of their pieces and parts; especially if some
  2. Cobb Angle compared with ALDT to measure Scoliosis

    by , 05-09-2009 at 01:55 AM (
    Cobb Angle has been predominantly used for the past 60 years as a measurement for scoliosis despite its shortcoming in terms of accuracy. It was therefore of interest that I read about a new way of measuring the spinal curvature in patients with scoliosis. A group of doctors in a Chinese medical college proposed a new way of measuring known as axis-line distance technique and then went on to evaluate its accuracy.

    The axis-line distance technique ALDT works as follows:
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