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Vertebral rotation in adolescent idiopathic scoliosis calculated by radiograph and back surface analysis-based methods: correlation between the Raimondi method and rasterstereography.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  23135792     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
PURPOSE: The aim of the present research is to evaluate the relationship between an X-ray-based method (i.e. the Raimondi method) and rasterstereography in the evaluation of vertebral rotation (VR) in a sample of adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS) patients.
METHODS: A total of 25 patients (9 males; mean age 14 ± 3 years; mean height 160.7 ± 11.9 cm; mean weight 52.4 ± 10.7 kg) were considered for the present analysis. The mean Cobb angle was 30° ± 9°. The evaluation of VR on radiographs was made using the Raimondi method regolo (Marrapese Editore--Demi S.r.1., Rome). Rasterstereography was performed by means of Formetric 4D(®) (Diers International GmbH, Schlangenbad, Germany). Correlations between rasterstereographic and radiographic measurement of VR were calculated, both for the whole sample and for thoracic and lumbar spinal segments considered separately, as well as for subgroups of patients with a Cobb angle <30° and ≥ 30° using Spearman's correlation coefficient by rank (r (s)).
RESULTS: When applied to the entire spine, measurement of VR by means of the two methods highlighted a significant correlation in the whole group (r = 0.52; p < 0.0001), as well as in the <30° Cobb (r = 0.47; p = 0.0001) and ≥ 30° Cobb (r = 0.42; p < 0.0001) subgroups. A significant correlation was found also when lumbar and thoracic VR were considered as separated groups (r = 0.30, p = 0.024 and r = 0.47, p = 0.002, respectively).
CONCLUSIONS: Rasterstereographic evaluation of VR shows a good correlation with the Raimondi method, thereby confirming the possibility to use this non-invasive method for deformity assessment in AIS patients.
Massimiliano Mangone; Paolo Raimondi; Marco Paoloni; Sabina Pellanera; Alessandra Di Michele; Sara Di Renzo; Mariangela Vanadia; Mauro Dimaggio; Massimiliano Murgia; Valter Santilli
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2012-11-08
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:  22     ISSN:  1432-0932     ISO Abbreviation:  Eur Spine J     Publication Date:  2013 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-01-28     Completed Date:  2013-07-22     Revised Date:  2014-02-04    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9301980     Medline TA:  Eur Spine J     Country:  Germany    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  367-71     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Imaging, Three-Dimensional
Scoliosis / radiography*,  surgery
Spinal Fusion
Spine / radiography*,  surgery
Comment In:
Eur Spine J. 2013 Oct;22(10):2336-7   [PMID:  23963482 ]
Eur Spine J. 2013 Oct;22(10):2338-9   [PMID:  23963485 ]

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