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2022 News and Events

Scoliosis Research Society

Dr. John Vorhies attended the 57th Annual Scoliosis Research Society Meeting held in Stockholm, Sweden. 

  • Top Left: Dr. Vorhies presenting his paper: Factors Associated With Opioid Use Disorder Following Spinal Fusion for Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis
  • Bottom Left: Dr. Vorhies presenting his paper: Curve Characteristics and Surgical Outcomes in Scoliosis Associated With Childhood Sternotomy or Thoracotomy: A Multicenter Study Over 19 Years
  • Bottom Right: Dr. Vorhies with the incoming SRS President, Serena Hu

SRS Research Grant Outcome Symposium

Dr. John Vorhies presented the following topic at the Scoliosis Research Society (SRS) Research Grant Outcome Symposium Saturday, March 5th: Leveraging Embedded Haptic Sensor Technology for Force Vector Mapping in Orthoses for Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis. 

An SRS grant was awarded to Dr. Vorhies and Dr. Carla Pugh for the project: “Flexible Pressure Sensors for Tracking Scoliosis Bracing in Pediatric Patients” and is in collaboration with the T.E.C.I. (Technology Enabled Clinical Improvement) research study. The purpose of this research is to develop a cloth sensor for measuring forces applied by scoliosis braces on pediatric patients. The presentation provided updates on the project so far, as the research team is continuing to test the cloth sensor. You can view the recording here:

AAOS Conference: March 22-26 2022

Members of our research team will be traveling Chicago, IL to attend the annual American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons conference. Here are some of the research topics that will be presented by our team:

  • Effects of Demographic and Socioeconomic Factors on Club Foot Relapse Treatment (Dr. Kali Tileston)
  • The Role of Health Mindset in Adolescents’ Compliance with Brace Wear for Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis (Dr. Kali Tileston)
  • Adult Hip Dysplasia and Trochlear Dysplasia: An MRI Study of Hip Preservation Patients (Dr. Stephanie Pun)
  • Screening and monitoring of deformity in adolescent idiopathic scoliosis using mobile device based surface topography (Dr. John Vorhies)
  • Evaluating the correlation and performance of SRS and PROMIS questionnaires in patients presenting with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (Dr. John Vorhies)
  • Can Caregivers Forecast Child Postoperative Disability After Elective Orthopaedic Surgery? (Dr. Steven Frick)
  • High-Impact Remote Summer Research Program to Improve DEI In Orthopaedic Surgery (Dr. Kevin Shea)



POSNA QSVI Grant Awarded to Dr. John Vorhies

Dr. John Vorhies was awarded a POSNA QSVI Grant for $5k over 1 year for the project: A Biopsychosocial Model of Care of Pediatric Spine Clinic. The purpose of the study is to utilize a previously validated biopsychosocial model of care to evaluate whether providing this type of support for patients with AIS in tandem with the traditional care plan decreases anxiety, improves health mindset, and increases satisfaction with care.