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Table 3 Trunk external indices computed during and after surgical correction of scoliosis. The indices showing improvement are outlined in bold.

From: Real time noninvasive assessment of external trunk geometry during surgical correction of adolescent idiopathic scoliosis

  Patient 1   Patient 2   Patient 3   Patient 4   Patient 5  
Indices Stage I Stage II Stage I Stage II Stage I Stage II Stage I Stage II Stage I Stage II
Shoulders Orientation – X
(deg)
9.63 5.99 14.58 15.74 -6.77 -2.77 -1.32 4.91 5.33 -1.81
Shoulders Orientation – Z
(deg)
-9.11 -1.86 3.39 1.60 2.00 2.54 4.80 -7.83 -1.04 5.46
Balance – X
(mm)
-1.29 -1.97 -5.20 -5.68 -0.11 -0.48 -10.72 -20.15 -0.58 2.24
Balance – Y
(mm)
-19.97 -19.80 28.00 22.58 -25.05 -23.12 -32.95 -22.89 -41.34 -45.96
Spine length
(mm)
51.11 52.49 53.72 53.46 48.64 49.82 38.28 37.63 50.53 50.68