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Table 1 Average wedging of thoracic and lumbar spine

From: Differential wedging of vertebral body and intervertebral disc in thoracic and lumbar spine in adolescent idiopathic scoliosis – A cross sectional study in 150 patients

AREA No. of patients Wedging Angle in Degrees ± SD
   2U 1U APEX 1L 2L
Thoracic Vertebrae 141 2.1 ± 1.9 2.53 ± 2.1 3.17 ± 2.1 2.7 ± 2.0 2.11 ± 1.5
Thoracic disc 141 1.86 ± 1.7 2.37 ± 1.9 2.63 ± 1.7 2.07 ± 1.5 1.76 ± 1.3
Lumbar Vertebrae 120 1.58 ± 1.3 1.8 ± 1.4 1.85 ± 1.5 1.74 ± 1.7 1.39 ± 1.2
Lumbar Disc 120 2.52 ± 2.1 3.92 ± 2.5 5.03 ± 2.6 3.26 ± 2.5 1.98 ± 2.0
  1. Abbreviations:
  2. 2U-second vertebra/disc above apex
  3. 1U-first vertebra/disc above apex
  4. 1L-first vertebra/disc below apex
  5. 2L-second vertebra/disc below apex