Use of cervical vertebral maturation to determine skeletal age.

  title={Use of cervical vertebral maturation to determine skeletal age.},
  author={Ricky W. K. Wong and Hessa Abdulla Alkhal and A. Bakr M. Rabie},
  journal={American journal of orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics : official publication of the American Association of Orthodontists, its constituent societies, and the American Board of Orthodontics},
  volume={136 4},
  pages={484.e1-6; discussion 484-5}
INTRODUCTION The purpose of this study was to evaluate the validity of the cervical vertebral maturation (CVM) method as an indicator of skeletal age in the circumpubertal period by correlating it to the hand-wrist method (HWM). METHODS Hand-wrist and lateral cephalometric radiographs of 400 Chinese subjects were randomly selected. Their ages were 10 to 15 years for girls and 12 to 17 years for boys, so they were within the circumpubertal period. Skeletal ages were assessed according to the… CONTINUE READING
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