Cervical vertebral maturation as a biologic indicator of skeletal maturity.

@article{Santiago2012CervicalVM,
  title={Cervical vertebral maturation as a biologic indicator of skeletal maturity.},
  author={Rodrigo C{\'e}sar Santiago and Luiz Felipe de Miranda Costa and Robert Willer Farinazzo Vitral and Marcelo Reis Fraga and Ana Maria Bolognese and Lucianne Cople Maia},
  journal={The Angle orthodontist},
  year={2012},
  volume={82 6},
  pages={1123-31}
}
OBJECTIVE To identify and review the literature regarding the reliability of cervical vertebrae maturation (CVM) staging to predict the pubertal spurt. MATERIALS AND METHODS The selection criteria included cross-sectional and longitudinal descriptive studies in humans that evaluated qualitatively or quantitatively the accuracy and reproducibility of the… CONTINUE READING