Multilevel analysis of trunk surface measurements for noninvasive assessment of scoliosis deformities

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DOIResolve DOI: http://doi.org/10.1097/BRS.0b013e3182575938
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TypeArticle
Journal titleSpine
ISSN0362-2436
Volume37
Issue17
PagesE1045E1053
AbstractTo assess between-acquisition reliability of new multilevel trunk cross sections measurements, in order to define what is a real change when comparing 2 trunk surface acquisitions of a same patient, before and after surgery or throughout the clinical monitoring. Each set of 300 measures was successfully described using only 10 basis functions. The test-retest reliability of the functional measurements is good to very good all over the trunk, except above the shoulders level. The typical errors of measurement are between 1.20° and 2.2° for the rotational measures and between 2 and 6 mm for deviation measures. There is a very strong correlation between BSR and TR all over the trunk, a moderate correlation between coronal trunk deviation and both BSR and TR, and no correlation between sagittal trunk deviation and any other measurement. This novel representation of trunk surface measurements allows for a global assessment of trunk surface deformity. Multilevel trunk measurements provide a broader perspective of the trunk deformity and allow a reliable multilevel monitoring during clinical follow-up of patients with AIS and a reliable assessment of the esthetic outcome after surgery.
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PublisherLippincott, Williams and Wilkins
LanguageEnglish
AffiliationNational Research Council Canada
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