Sagittal profiles of the spine.

  title={Sagittal profiles of the spine.},
  author={Spyros Voutsinas and G Dean Macewen},
  journal={Clinical orthopaedics and related research},
The sagittal plane of the growing spine was studied from standardized radiographs of 670 normal subjects to establish standards of reference for thoracic kyphosis, lumbosacral lordosis, and sacral inclination. Cobb's method of measuring spinal deformities was compared with new indices of kyphosis and lordosis that take into consideration the length and width of each curve. Boys and girls had comparable degrees of kyphosis. Although girls initially had higher degrees of lordosis and sacral… CONTINUE READING