When a child has reached the Risser 2 stage, ossification of the iliac crest apophysis (top of the pelvis) is between 25% and 50% complete. This ossification occurs from lateral to medial (outside to inside, as shown below). Risser 2 means that the child is still growing, but by this point the rate of growth… Read More

Continuing with our Risser theme, today we’ll highlight Risser 1. At the Risser 1 stage of growth, a pelvic x-ray will show up to 25% ossification, or “capping” at the top of the iliac crest apophysis from lateral to medial (outside to inside). Girls typically reach Risser 1 just after menses occurs, however, that’s not a… Read More

Risser sign is one indicator that should be considered during the management of scoliosis. Risser 0 is the first Risser stage when ossification of the epiphyseal plate over the iliac crest has not yet begun. In simpler terms, new bone has not yet started forming at the top of the pelvis – indicating significant remaining growth…. Read More

In 1958, Joseph C. Risser, published his findings on growth and the completion of growth in a paper entitled, “The Iliac Apophysis: An Invaluable Sign in the Management of Scoliosis.” His findings led to the Risser sign classification system used to assess skeletal maturity. While Risser sign is still used today by doctors to estimate… Read More

We just returned from Leipzig, Germany where Dr. Marc gave a presentation at OTWorld – a world congress and leading international trade fair for specialists in prosthetics, orthotics, and orthopedic rehabilitation. His presentation (last Friday) was part of a symposium on scoliosis chaired by Josef Lammert and Dr. Franz Landauer of Germany. Dr. Marc’s presentation… Read More

Since introducing the Cheneau-Gensingen brace in North America, it’s been our privilege to have played a role in helping adolescents with scoliosis halt progression and/or reverse curvature to some extent. We are primarily a patient-centered practice. However, we are also committed to expanding the network of professionals seeking knowledge of Cheneau and Schroth method protocols. Asymmetric 3D bracing… Read More

Updated March 17, 2019. Recently, one of our star patients and her family revisited us from Ontario, Canada. This time it was our patient’s younger sister who required scoliosis bracing. The girls’ mom had been vigilant about watching her youngest daughter’s spine for signs of scoliosis too. This time, Dr. Moramarco recommended nighttime scoliosis bracing with the Gensingen Brace…. Read More

What Scoliosis 3DC Patients Are Saying

Work Throughout the Day Without Pain

“It really makes a difference with how I feel. I don’t have severe pain or tingling in my right shoulder blade anymore. I can work throughout the day without pain, and I’m sleeping better!” Read More

Orthopedic Surgeon…Shocked!

“…when he looked at her latest x-rays yesterday his first comment was “Oh, did you forget that she was supposed to take the brace off for 24 hours before the x-ray?” When I told him that she’d had the brace off for more than 24 hours, he was shocked!” Read More

Pain Has Reduced

“After a few months of practice, my lower back pain has reduced, it is really a good news and I am planning my next visit to your office [on my next visit to Massachusetts]” Read More