Pediatric Spine Foundation

With 180 members at 80 institutions in 11 countries, the Pediatric Spine Study Group (PSSG) encourages collaboration to study real world data in a heterogeneous patient population.

Pediatric Spine Registry

Members of PSSG and their research coordinators help to enroll patients into our Pediatric Spine Registry. This includes any patient with a spine and/or chest wall disorder that allows us to follow them throughout their care. This includes:

  • Early Onset Scoliosis
  • Immature Complex Scoliosis
  • Cervical Spine Disorders
  • Tweeners/Tethers

We also measure classification of EOS (C-EOS) and quality of life (EOSQ)

Research Council

The goal of our research council is to establish, facilitate, and support the project approval process for all new study proposals submitted by Study Group members.

Lead: Amer Samdani

Team: Lindsay Andras, Matt Oetgen, Noelle Larson, Jaime Gomez, Ying Li, Ben Roye, Chris Hardesty, Rob Murphy

Research Interest Groups

In order to encourage collaboration and allow many participants to be involved in PSSG, we have created 13 research interest groups that focus on filling the gaps in the current scoliosis research. These include:

  • Quality, safety, and value
  • Pulmonary
  • Growth, imaging, and EOS
  • Surgical techniques
  • Non-operative care
  • Spondy
  • Complications
  • Changing EOS practice
  • Growth Modulation
  • Neuromuscular
  • C-spine
  • Congenital, syndromic
  • Graduates