• AIS Database

    We have the largest prospective Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis patient database in existence. We have over 3,000 operative patients in our database and a two-year follow-up rate of 75%.
  • Patient Handbook

    We have produced a Patient Education Handbook for newly diagnosed patients, completed with healthcare provider and patient input, which is available in English, Chinese, Turkish, two Spanish languages, and Arabic. Over 14,000 copies of our handbook have been distributed worldwide, and a French translation is underway.
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  • Medical Journals

    We have produced over 150 peer-reviewed medical journal publications and over 600 presentations at national and international medical conferences.
  • Medical Textbook

    We have a medical textbook on the treatment of Idiopathic Scoliosis, which is a bestseller at Thieme Publishers.
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Harms Study Group

The Harms Study Group (HSG) is a worldwide cohort of surgeons who perform comprehensive, multi-center prospective research studies focused on pediatric spinal deformity, with nearly twenty years of productivity.

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Setting Scoliosis Straight

The Setting Scoliosis Straight Foundation is a non-profit organization that was established in 2008 to support the Harms Study Group in advancing the understanding of scoliosis and other spinal deformities in children.

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Database User Program

Together, The Harms Study Group and Setting Scoliosis Straight own the intellectual property to the largest Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis database, and we are now offering this tool to others via our Database User Program.

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