Sequential MRI reveals individual level deformities in the growing scoliotic spine that are not seen clinically by the cobb angle

Keenan, Bethany E., Izatt, Maree T., Askin, Geoffrey N., Labrom, Robert D., Bennett, Damon Dmitry, Pearcy, Mark J., & Adam, Clayton J. (2015) Sequential MRI reveals individual level deformities in the growing scoliotic spine that are not seen clinically by the cobb angle. In Ohashi, Toshiro (Ed.) 8th Asain-Pacific Conference on Biomechanics, 16-19 September, 2015, Sapporo, Japan. (Unpublished)

Abstract

Clinically, the Cobb angle method measures the overall scoliotic curve in the coronal plane but does not measure individual vertebra and disc wedging. The contributions of the vertebrae and discs in the growing scoliotic spine were measured to investigate coronal plane deformity progression with growth. Sequential MRI data in this project showed complex patterns of deformity progression. Changes to the wedging of individual vertebrae and discs may occur in patients who have no increase in Cobb angle measure; the Cobb method alone may be insufficient to capture the complex mechanisms of deformity progression.

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ID Code: 87665
Item Type: Conference Item (Presentation)
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: sequential MRI, magnetic resonance imaging, growing spine, adolescent spine, adolescent idiopathic scoliosis, Cobb angle, idiopathic scoliosis
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING (090300) > Biomechanical Engineering (090302)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > CLINICAL SCIENCES (110300) > Orthopaedics (110314)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Chemistry, Physics & Mechanical Engineering
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2015 [Please consult the Authors]
Deposited On: 22 Sep 2015 23:53
Last Modified: 26 Sep 2015 14:19

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