Sitting balance in spinal deformity.

  title={Sitting balance in spinal deformity.},
  author={Raymond Malcolm Smith and John B. Emans},
  volume={17 9},
A computerized pressure plate system was used to analyze the sitting pressure distribution and balance of 100 subjects with both normal and abnormal spines. Normal subjects had a balanced sitting posture with the weight taken evenly on each ischial tuberosity. Patients with idiopathic scoliosis showed significant sitting imbalance especially in the presence of lumbar curves. Bracing improved the sitting balance and stability in most patients. Abnormal sitting patterns were seen with the spinal… CONTINUE READING


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