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Our effort to raise funds to support scoliosis research allows us to continue to advance scoliosis treatment for patients worldwide. By purchasing our products you will be supporting our research and further helping us help children with scoliosis.

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This handbook about Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis was written for you from the experiences and ideas of people who have travelled this road ahead of you, and it was written for you—to guide you as you start your journey.

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Patient Stories

Each patient who has spinal surgery has a unique story to tell. Click below to read inspirational stories from patients who have had spinal surgery and now wish to share their success with others.

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AIS & Pregnancy

We are so excited to announce our brand new post-surgery AIS pregnancy study! We are beginning fundraising and research effort today! Click on the button below to learn more.

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Grateful Patients

Kathy Ricciardi is a 20 year old patient of Alfred I. duPont Children’s Hospital in Wilmington Delaware. She was diagnosed with Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis when she was 10 years of age with a 22 degree spinal curvature.

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The HSG is a collaborative cohort of distinguished surgeons worldwide who perform comprehensive, multi-center prospective research studies. The group’s sole purpose has been the advancement of treatment for children and adolescents with spine deformity

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Who are we?

The Setting Scoliosis Straight Foundation formally known as Harms Study Group Foundation is a not-for-profit established in 2008. Its purpose is to enable fundraising efforts by the Harms Study Group membership to further support and advance techniques in the treatment of spinal deformities in children and adolescents.

The Setting Scoliosis Straight Foundation is in its infancy. This initial campaign establishes a solid financial bedrock and provides momentum for future growth. The current impact on improving patient outcomes through the Harms Study Group research efforts has been significant. The group's work, though impressive, is certainly not complete.

The surgeons who devote their time to the Harms Study Group remain focused on its commitment to be internationally recognized for the highest quality published research on new spinal deformity surgery techniques. There are, however, many more questions than answers, and spinal deformities continue to affect the lives of many young people who can and should have a chance at a better life.

Latest News & Events

20 Mar
New Patient Story - Gabrielle Gimber
On May 17th, 2010, when I was fourteen years old, I underwent a spinal fusion. My spinal fusion was...
06 Mar
New Patient Story - Isabel Holmes
Isabel was born prematurely at twenty-nine weeks and was later  diagnosis with Cerebral...
03 Mar
New Patient Story - Emily Bloomfield
  In 2010, I was thirteen years old and in the eighth grade. My life was going smoothly until...
10 Dec
New Patient Story - Rachel Johnson
“You never know how strong you are, until being strong is the only choice you have.” -...
30 Oct
2nd Annual Non-Gala
    The Setting Scoliosis Straight Foundation formally invites you to NOT attend our...
22 Aug
A Site Highlight: Vancouver
A site highlight: Vancouver Our Vancouver site, led by core surgeon member Dr. Firoz Miyanji, has...