Stabilometric evaluation of equilibrium in patients with damage to the cervical spine Paweł Osiński, Katarzyna Pawlak-Osińska, Jan Talar, Henryk Kaźmierczak, Heliodor A. Kasprzak Ortop Traumatol Rehabil 2001; 3(3):395-400 ICID: 496136
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The purpose of the present article is the stabilometric evaluation of patients with disorders of the cervical spine. The research involved 106 persons with spinal damage in the cervical segment due either to degenerative disease or traumatic injury. The examinations, performed on a Freyss stabilometric platform, involved the evaluation of particular parameters of platform movement. Head torque was also measured by using a special attachment. Improvement in posture coordination was demonstrated in the period from one month to one year after surgical fixation of the spine, as was the negative impact of an orthopedic collar on vestibulospinal reflexes. The results here recorded are associated with changes in cervical proprioception, reliably evaluated by comparing traditional platform movement results with the parameters used to evaluate shifts is head position.
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