Gravitational forces and sagittal shape of the spine

  title={Gravitational forces and sagittal shape of the spine},
  author={Jean Legaye and Ginette Duval-Beaup{\`e}re},
  journal={International Orthopaedics},
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… CONTINUE READING