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Alterations of lumbar lordosis: proposal of a method of evaluation and classification

Bagalà, Alessia and Patamia, Sarah and Salvo, Giuseppina and Gambardella, Giuseppe (2019) Alterations of lumbar lordosis: proposal of a method of evaluation and classification. In: Quaderni della Accademia Peloritana dei Pericolanti II Classe - Scienze Medico-Biologiche. Accademia Peloritana dei Pericolanti, Messina, pp. 1-8. ISBN 978-88-85864-09-2

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This research aims to propose an innovative method to evaluate the lumbar lordotic curve and to improve the classification of lumbosacral spine changes compared to previous methods that measured the lumbar curve exclusively through the L1-S1 Angle. The new evaluation approach involves the measurement of the lumbar lordotic curve by means of angles detected with modern programs for displaying instrumental diagnostic images. The three new angles proposed aremeasured by viewing the images of the sagittal vision examinations and are intended to divide the lumbar lordosis into three parts. The study analyzed 245 examinations of patients of both sexes with low back pain and radiculopathy in the lower limbs. From the results it emerges that only 7% of the sample had a physiological curve and in 93% of the cases the curve was altered. The types of lumbar lordosis have been distinguished on the basis of the altered lumbar segments. From the new method it has emerged that in order to specify more adequately if the lumbar lordotic curve is hyper or hypolordotic, detailed analysis of the lumbar levels through measurement is necessary of the three proposed angles.

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Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: M.U.S. - Miscellanea > Atti Accademia Peloritana > Classe di Scienze Medico-Biologiche > 2019
Depositing User: MRS Cettina Cosenza
Date Deposited: 19 Nov 2019 12:03
Last Modified: 30 Mar 2021 11:21

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