Idiopathic scoliosis in three dimensions. A radiographic and morphometric analysis.

  title={Idiopathic scoliosis in three dimensions. A radiographic and morphometric analysis.},
  author={Pearl Deacon and B M Flood and Robert A. Dickson},
  journal={The Journal of bone and joint surgery. British volume},
  volume={66 4},
Eleven articulated scoliotic spines were examined radiographically and morphometrically. Measurement of the curve on anteroposterior radiographs of the specimens gave a mean Cobb angle of 70 degrees, though true anteroposterior radiographs of the deformity revealed a mean Cobb angle of 99 degrees (41% greater). Lateral radiographs gave the erroneous impression that there was a mean kyphosis of 41 degrees while true lateral projections revealed a mean apical lordosis of 14 degrees. Morphometric… CONTINUE READING
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