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Supplementary addendum to “Non-radiographic methods of measuring global sagittal balance: a systematic review”; Reliability of the Spinal Mouse in adult back pain sufferers
Scoliosis and Spinal Disorders volume 13, Article number: 20 (2018)
We would like to provide an update for the paper “Non-radiographic methods of measuring global sagittal balance: a systematic review” in Scoliosis and Spinal Disorders  with additional data regarding the reliability of the Spinal Mouse method in evaluating global sagittal balance through trunk inclination in an adult population with back pain.
We were alerted to the presence of additional data  fitting the inclusion criteria documenting excellent intra-rater reliability (ICC 0.845 [CI 0.679–0.925], SEM 0.803°) of the Spinal Mouse system in a population of 50 adults with back pain aged 58.4 ± 13.4 years. This reliability data is consistent with the reported results in healthy children and healthy adults.
Cohen L, Kobayashi S, Simic M, Dennis S, Refshauge K, Pappas E. Non-radiographic methods of measuring global sagittal balance: a systematic review. Scoliosis Spinal Disord. 2017;12(1):30.
Topalidou A, Tzagarakis G, Souvatzis X, Kontakis G, Katonis P. Evaluation of the reliability of a new non-invasive method for assessing the functionality and mobility of the spine. Acta Bioeng Biomech. 2014;16(1):117–24.
We would like to thank Dr. Topalidou for alerting us to the presence of the additional data.
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Cohen, L., Kobayashi, S., Simic, M. et al. Supplementary addendum to “Non-radiographic methods of measuring global sagittal balance: a systematic review”; Reliability of the Spinal Mouse in adult back pain sufferers. Scoliosis 13, 20 (2018). https://doi.org/10.1186/s13013-018-0167-x