SCOLIOSIS

share
Last Updated : 12/30/2010
Font-size :  
Ashok Johari
More..

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


References

Contributor Information and Disclosures Ashok Johari
Consulting Pediatric Orthopedic, Bombay Hospital, B.J.Wadia Children's Hospital, Children's Orthopedic Centre, Mumbai, India


First Created : 2/20/2001
References
Disclaimer: The information given by www.pediatriconcall.com is provided by medical and paramedical & Health providers voluntarily for display & is meant only for informational purpose. The site does not guarantee the accuracy or authenticity of the information. Use of any information is solely at the user's own risk. The appearance of advertisement or product information in the various section in the website does not constitute an endorsement or approval by Pediatric Oncall of the quality or value of the said product or of claims made by its manufacturer.
Creative Commons License This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.