Vertebral rotation in adolescent idiopathic scoliosis calculated by radiograph and back surface analysis-based methods: Correlation between the Raimondi method and rasterstereography

Massimiliano Mangone, Paolo Raimondi, Marco Paoloni, Sabina Pellanera, Alessandra Di Michele, Sara Di Renzo, Mariangela Vanadia, Mauro Dimaggio, Massimiliano Murgia, Valter Santilli

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Abstract

Purpose: The aim of the present research is to evaluate the relationship between an X-ray-based method (i.e. The Raimondi method) and rasterstereography in the evaluation of vertebral rotation (VR) in a sample of adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS) patients. Methods: A total of 25 patients (9 males; mean age 14 ± 3 years; mean height 160.7 ± 11.9 cm; mean weight 52.4 ± 10.7 kg) were considered for the present analysis. The mean Cobb angle was 30 ± 9. The evaluation of VR on radiographs was made using the Raimondi method regolo (Marrapese Editore - Demi S.r.1., Rome). Rasterstereography was performed by means of Formetric 4D® (Diers International GmbH, Schlangenbad, Germany). Correlations between rasterstereographic and radiographic measurement of VR were calculated, both for the whole sample and for thoracic and lumbar spinal segments considered separately, as well as for subgroups of patients with a Cobb angle s). Results: When applied to the entire spine, measurement of VR by means of the two methods highlighted a significant correlation in the whole group (r = 0.52; p <0.0001), as well as in the

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)367-371
Number of pages5
JournalEuropean Spine Journal
Volume22
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2013

Keywords

  • Adolescent idiopathic scoliosis
  • Raimondi method
  • Rasterstereography
  • Vertebral rotation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
  • Medicine(all)

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