Surprising evidence of pelvic growth (widening) after skeletal maturity

  title={Surprising evidence of pelvic growth (widening) after skeletal maturity},
  author={Alexander A. Berger and Ryan C. May and Jordan B. Renner and Neal K Viradia and Laurence E. Dahners},
  journal={Journal of Orthopaedic Research},
Following an increase in length and width during childhood and adolescence, skeletal growth is generally assumed to stop. This study investigates the influence of aging on the dimensions of the pelvis and the L4 lumbar vertebra during adulthood. The dimensions of the pelvis, L4 vertebra, and femoral heads were calculated for 246 patients who had received pelvic and abdominal Computed Tomography scans from the UNC Health Care System. Linear regression analysis determined the significance of… 
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