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Values of thoracic kyphosis and lumbar lordosis in adolescents from Czestochowa

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Scoliosis20094(Suppl 1):O53

https://doi.org/10.1186/1748-7161-4-S1-O53

Published: 15 January 2009

Keywords

  • Public Health
  • Clinical Practice
  • Patient Population
  • Sagittal Plane
  • Body Posture

Background

Knowledge of the normal value of sagittal curves of spine is essential during the assessment of the posture of the body.

Aim of the study

The goal of the study is to outline normal values of thoracic kyphosis and lumbar lordosis in adolescents.

Patient population

One thousand one hundred and fifty six adolescents (622 M and 534 F) aged 11–14 years from Czestochowa.

Methods

The measurement of curves in the sagittal plane were performed during clinical analysis of the body posture using plurimeter-V by Rippstein.

Results

See Table 1.
Table 1

Table 1

Values in °

K-kyphosis

L-lordosis

9 y.

10 y.

11 y.

12 y.

13 y.

14 y.

15 y.

16 y.

  

boys

girls

boys

girls

boys

girls

boys

girls

boys

girls

boys

girls

boys

girls

boys

girls

mean

K

34.5

32.9

31.0

31.5

32.7

30.0

32.8

31.2

33.1

32.8

33.5

32.5

35.1

32.8

37.5

29.7

 

L

34.5

36.4

32.7

34.6

33.2

34.3

33.7

34.7

32.2

33.9

30.4

35.4

32.1

36.0

33.1

36.4

SD

K

7.33

6.37

7.01

8.05

8.05

7.30

7.76

7.32

8.28

8.12

8.23

6.94

7.46

7.29

7.48

6.97

 

L

5.59

6.79

7.52

7.54

7.08

7.48

7.44

7.15

7.36

6.99

7.53

7.76

6.63

8.85

8.0

7.56

median

K

35

34

30

32

32

30

32

30

32

32

33

34

36

33

38

29

 

L

33

36

32

34

32

34

32

34

32

34

30

34

32

38

34

36

minimum

K

20

22

16

10

16

12

16

11

18

16

18

18

20

16

26

18

 

L

20

18

16

18

16

18

12

16

10

18

16

16

16

16

14

20

maximum

K

46

42

50

50

56

8

56

46

58

56

52

44

50

44

54

42

 

L

44

44

50

58

54

50

56

52

50

54

54

52

46

54

46

48

10th Perc.

K

24

24

22

20

22

22

22

22

24

24

22

24

24

24

30

22

 

L

30

30

24

26

24

24

24

26

24

26

22

28

24

22

24

26

90th Perc.

K

44

42

40

42

44

40

42

42

46

44

42

42

44

40

46

40

 

L

42

44

42

44

42

44

44

44

42

42

40

48

40

44

42

46

Conclusion

The applied method of the measurement is simple and useful in clinical practice.

Authors’ Affiliations

(1)
Department of Medical Rehabilitation, Medical University of Silesia, Katowice, Poland

References

  1. Rigo M, Quera-Salvá G, Villagrasa M: Sagittal configuration of the spine in girls with idiopathic scoliosis: progressing rather than initiating factor. Stud Health Technol Inform. 2006, 123: 90-4.PubMedGoogle Scholar

Copyright

© Durmala et al; licensee BioMed Central Ltd. 2009

This article is published under license to BioMed Central Ltd.

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