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Classification system of the sagittal standing alignment in young adolescent girls.

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
European Spine Journal
1432-0932
Publisher
Springer-Verlag
Publication Date
Volume
23
Issue
1
Pages
216–225
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1007/s00586-013-2952-9
PMID: 23955370
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Among pre-PHV girls, clinically meaningful posture clusters emerged both on the gross body segment and specific lumbopelvic level. The postural subtypes identified among pre-PHV girls closely corresponded to those previously described in pre-PHV boys, thereby allowing the use of the same, working nomenclature. In contrast to previous findings among pre-PHV boys, no associations between posture clusters and spinal pain measures were significant in girls at pre-PHV age. When comparing discrete 'global' alignment scores across corresponding posture types, some intriguing differences were found between genders which might involve different biomechanical loading patterns. Whether habitual posture forms a risk factor for developing spinal pain up to adulthood needs evaluation in prospective multifactorial follow-up research.

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