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Evaluation of the kyphosis angle in thoracic and lumbar burst fractures is often used to indicate surgical procedures. The kyphosis angle could be measured as vertebral, segmental and local kyphosis according to the method of Cobb. The vertebral, segmental and local kyphosis according to the method of Cobb were measured at 120 lateral X-rays and sagittal(More)
Measurement of the vertebral, local and segmental kyphosis according to Cobb is a standard procedure in the assessment of traumatic, idiopathic and degenerative spinal deformities. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the inter- and intra-observer reliability of these three radiological angles on the basis of lateral X-rays in lumbar spine fractures(More)
BACKGROUND The evaluation of the vertebral, local and segmental kyphosis according to Cobb is usual practice in the determination of traumatic, idiopathic and degenerative spinal deformities. The present study compares the inter- and intraobserver reliability of these 3 angles in the lateral X-rays of thoracic spine fractures with spinal kyphosis. METHODS(More)
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