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This paper proposes an anatomical parameter, the pelvic incidence, as the key factor for managing the spinal balance. Pelvic and spinal sagittal parameters were investigated for normal and scoliotic adult subjects. The relation between pelvic orientation, and spinal sagittal balance was examined by statistical analysis. A close relationship was observed,(More)
Pelvis and spinal curves were studied with an angular parameter typical of pelvis morphology: pelvic incidence. A significant chain of correlations between positional pelvic and spinal parameters and incidence is known. This study investigated standards of incidence and a predictive equation of lordosis from selective pelvic and spinal individual(More)
The anatomic pelvic parameter "incidence" – the angle between the line perpendicular to the middle of the sacral plate and the line joining the middle of the sacral plate to the center of the bicoxo-femoral axis – has been shown to be strongly correlated with the sacral slope and lumbar lordosis, and ensures the individual an economical standing position.(More)
Analysis of the sagittal balance of the spine includes the study of the spinal curves and of the pelvis in the sagittal plane. It therefore requires full-spine lateral radiographs. The sagittal balance of the spine was studied in forty-nine young adults. Strong correlations were observed between parameters related to the pelvis ("pelvic incidence angle",(More)
The sagittal morphology of the pelvis determines the amount of lordosis needed for each individual. The proper harmony of the sagittal spinal curves allows a stable balance, economical in terms of mechanical effects and muscular energy. A previous barycentremetrical laboratory study allowed us to demonstrate that the axis of gravity of the upper body(More)
Lipoma arborescens is a villous lipomatous proliferation of the synovial membrane characterized by chronic and painless synovial effusion. The aetiology is unknown. It has to be included in the differential diagnosis of chronic monoarticular disease in childhood. Magnetic resonance imaging provides a highly efficient tool for the diagnosis of this very rare(More)
The Anterior Pelvic Plane (APP), defined by the anterior superior iliac spines and the pubic tubercle, was commonly used as reference for positioning and postoperative evaluation of the orientation of the acetabular cup in total hip arthroplasty. APP was assumed to be vertical, but was not observed always so, mostly because of associated spinal diseases(More)
Forty-five consecutive patients operated between 1986 and 1995 were evaluated to assess the long term results of patellofemoral arthroplasty. Revision had to be performed in 8 cases for the following reasons: loosening (3), lateral impingement (3), malposition (1) and persistent patella instability (1). Two groups of patients were identified based upon the(More)
Reliability and reproducibility of two radiological pelvic parameters are tested: thickness (length of the segment defined by the middle of the upper endplate of the sacrum to the middle of the bi-coxo-femoral axis) and pelvic incidence (angle defined by the perpendicular line to the centre of the upper endplate of the sacrum and the thickness line). These(More)
The sagittal pelvic morphology modulates the individual alignment of the spine. Anatomical angular parameters were described as follows: the “Pelvic Incidence” (PI) and the Jackson’s angle “Pelvic Lordosis” (PR-S1). Significant chains of relationships were expressed connecting these angles with pelvic and spinal positional parameters. This allows an(More)