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Postural imbalance in non-treated adolescent idiopathic scoliosis at different periods of progression.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19066989     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The aim of this study was to test the hypothesis that imbalance in patients with a severe deformity of the spine is associated with an increase in the sensory integration disorder. This paper is a case comparison study. Patients were divided into three groups: able-bodied (n = 53), observation (n = 23), and pre-brace (n = 26) groups. Time domain parameters (sway area, position and displacement) and structural posturographic parameters [mean distance (MD) and mean peak (MP)] were calculated from the COP excursion using a force platform. A sensory integration disorder could be an important factor in the progression of the scoliotic curve. Significant differences were found in time domain between observation, pre-brace and able-bodied groups. The results for the structural posturographic parameters showed significant differences between the pre-brace and the able-bodied groups (P = 0.018 MD and P = 0.02 MP) demonstrating a perturbation in sensory integration system by an increase of imbalance. The absence of statistical difference between the observation and the pre-brace groups for the structural posturographic parameters indicates a perturbation of sensory integration system associated with curve progression. Our study has demonstrated that the pre-brace group is less stable than the able-bodied group. The severity of scoliosis in pre-brace scoliotic girls could be related to an increase in the sensory integration disorder.
Marlene Beaulieu; Claire Toulotte; Laura Gatto; Charles-H Rivard; Normand Teasdale; Martin Simoneau; Paul Allard
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't     Date:  2008-12-06
Journal Detail:
Title:  European spine journal : official publication of the European Spine Society, the European Spinal Deformity Society, and the European Section of the Cervical Spine Research Society     Volume:  18     ISSN:  1432-0932     ISO Abbreviation:  Eur Spine J     Publication Date:  2009 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-01-08     Completed Date:  2009-04-28     Revised Date:  2010-09-22    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9301980     Medline TA:  Eur Spine J     Country:  Germany    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  38-44     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Kinesiology, Montreal University, Montreal, Canada.
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MeSH Terms
Disease Progression
Posture / physiology*
Scoliosis / complications*
Sensation Disorders / complications*

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