Evaluation of Scoliosis | Pediatric Oncall


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Ashok Johari

How is scoliosis evaluated

Evaluation of the spinal curvature involves a study of the anteroposterior and lateral projection of the spine. Estimation of the degree of scoliosis is done by the

Cobb's method

. This method involves identification of the superior and inferior end vertebrae. End vertebrae are the most superior and inferior vertebrae, which tilt maximally into the concavity of the curve. The angle formed between the perpendiculars drawn to lines along the superior and inferior borders of the superior and inferior and vertebrae respectively indicates the angle of scoliosis.

radiographic evaluation of scoliosis

radiographic evaluation of scoliosis

radiographic evaluation of scoliosis


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Consulting Pediatric Orthopedic, Bombay Hospital, B.J.Wadia Children's Hospital, Children's Orthopedic Centre, Mumbai, India

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