Segmental Lumbar Lordosis: Manual Versus Computer-Assisted Measurement Using Seven Different Techniques

  title={Segmental Lumbar Lordosis: Manual Versus Computer-Assisted Measurement Using Seven Different Techniques},
  author={T. C. Schuler and B. Subach and C. Branch and K. Foley and J. Burkus},
  journal={Journal of Spinal Disorders & Techniques},
  • T. C. Schuler, B. Subach, +2 authors J. Burkus
  • Published 2004
  • Medicine
  • Journal of Spinal Disorders & Techniques
  • Objectives Obliteration of end-plate landmarks by interbody fusion has made the traditional measurement of segmental lumbar lordosis nearly impossible. Because the L4–L5 and L5–S1 levels are most likely to be subjected to fusion procedures or arthroplasty and contribute to more than half of normal lumbar lordosis, it is crucial to identify a reproducible and accurate means of measuring segmental lordosis at these levels. Methods Twelve spinal surgeons measured lordosis at L4–L5 and L5–S1 on 10… CONTINUE READING
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