Archival Issues
Volume 19, 2017
Volume 18, 2016
Volume 17, 2015
Volume 16, 2014
Volume 15, 2013
Volume 14, 2012
Volume 13, 2011
Volume 12, 2010
Volume 11, 2009
Volume 10, 2008
Volume 9, 2007
Volume 8, 2006
Volume 7, 2005
Volume 6, 2004
Volume 5, 2003
Volume 4, 2002
Volume 3, 2001
Volume 2, 2000
Volume 1, 1999
Journal Abstract
Clinical and radiological assessment of vertebral rotation in idiopathic scoliosis.
Aleksander Krawczyński , Tomasz Kotwicki, Andrzej Szulc, Włodzimierz Samborski
Ortop Traumatol Rehabil 2006; 8(6):602-607
ICID: 471242
Article type: Original article
IC™ Value: 6.71
Abstract provided by Publisher
Background. Idiopathic scoliosis is a three-dimensional deformity of the spine and the trunk. The principle clinical method of estimation of the rotational deformity in the transversal plane of the body is the measurement of the angle of trunk rotation with a scoliometer. The aim of the study was to investigate the relationship between the angle of trunk rotation and the two radiological parameters: the Perdriolle angle of axial rotation and the Cobb angle of spinal curvature. Material and Methods. 50 children with single or double scoliosis (total of 65 curves) were examined clinically and radiologically. For each patient the angle of trunk rotation was measured with the Bunnell scoliometer, the Cobb angle and the Perdriolle angle were calculated at the a-p standing radiograph. Results. Strong positive linear correlation was found among the three parameters in thoracic curves. The correlation was less important in lumbar curves. Thoracic curves revealed superior values of the angle of trunk rotation and inferior values of the angle of Perdriolle than the lumbar curves matched for Cobb angle. Conclusions. Clinical measurement of the angle of trunk rotation with the use of a scoliometer can predict the value of the angle of the curve in thoracic scoliosis. This might replace a certain amount of radiological examination and reduce the patients' irradiation.

ICID 471242
PMID 17581508 - click here to show this article in PubMed

Related articles
  • in IndexCopernicus™
         perdriolle angle of axial rotation [1 related records]
         Cobb angle [3 related records]
         angle of trunk rotation (ATR) [1 related records]
         scoliometer [2 related records]
         idiopathic scoliosis [19 related records]

  • Related articlesin PubMed database
  • in PubMed database [ related records]


    Copyright © Ortopedia Traumatologia Rehabilitacja  2017
    Page created by Index Copernicus Ltd. All Rights reserved.