The Bone & Joint Journal (BJJ),formerly known as The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery (British Volume), is published by
The British Editorial Society of Bone & Joint Surgery. The Society was established with the object of: 'The advancement and improvement of education in orthopaedic surgery and allied branches of surgery and the diffusion of knowledge of new and improved methods of teaching and practising orthopaedic surgery in all its branches'.
Those with an interest in spinal deformity may find the Bone and Joint Spine Channel of particular interest. Visit for latest research from The Bone & Joint Journal, featured articles, and upcoming fellowships and meetings all related to the treatment of spinal disorders.
BASS actively promotes the study of spinal disorders with particular attention to the surgical treatment of spinal disease and disorders.
The BSS provides an open forum for scoliosis surgeons, scientists and health care professionals to engage in debate about scoliosis aetiology, pathogenesis and treatment and the presentation and encouragement of scoliosis research.
The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy is a member-led organisation governed by an elected Council. They provide a wide range of member services and campaign on behalf of physiotherapists and the physiotherapy profession.
The aims of EuroSpine are to stimulate the exchange of knowledge and ideas in the field of research, prevention and treatment of spine diseases and related problems, and to coordinate efforts undertaken in European countries for further development in this field.
The foundation focuses on the aetiopathogeny of idiopathic scoliosis. It funds research programs that aim to identify the causes of idiopathic scoliosis, to predict their evolution and even better, prevent their appearance.
The Growing Spine Foundation (GSF) was established by Behrooz A. Akbarnia, MD in 2009 to support spine-related research and education which relates to young children. The foundation’s mission statement is to improve the global care of patients with Early Onset Scoliosis and other deformities related to the growing spine and chest through research, education and professional development.
North American Spine Society (NASS)
NASS is a multidisciplinary medical organisation dedicated to fostering the highest quality, evidence-based, and ethical spine care by promoting education, research, and advocacy.
The National Scoliosis Foundation is a US based, patient–led, non profit organisation, dedicated since 1976 to helping children, parents, adults, and healthcare providers to understand the complexities of spinal deformities such as scoliosis. Their focus is on promoting public awareness, providing reliable information, fostering ongoing research in the field, and educating and nurturing the community of those affected by scoliosis.
Orthopaedic Research UK is a charitable organisation that funds high quality research into orthopaedic science. They are an independent body dedicated to advancing orthopaedic knowledge, not just by funding and publicising research - but also by organising training and events which promote collaboration between orthopaedic surgeons, scientists and engineers.
Scoliosis Association (UK) (SAUK)
Founded in 1981, the Scoliosis Association (UK) is the only national support organisation for people affected by scoliosis. As a charity they aim to provide advice, support and information to those affected by the condition as well as raise awareness among health professionals and the general public. In November 2006 Scoliosis Association (UK) became
affiliated with the BSRF.
SRS is based in the US, this is a professional organisation, made up of physicians and allied health professionals. Their primary focus is on providing continuing medical education for health care professionals and on funding/supporting research in spinal deformities.
The Society for Back Pain Research was formed to promote the study of all clinical and scientific aspects of spinal pain, including the neck, and to encourage research into its causes, treatment
UK Spine Societies Board (UKSSB)
The UKSSB is an organisation composed of three national societies: Society for Back Pain Research (SBPR), British Scoliosis Society (BSS), and British Association of Spine Surgeons (BASS). The object of the UKSSB is to promote the development of treatment of spinal disorders through education, study, and research for the benefit of the public.