Three dimensional analysis of cervical spine motion using a computer assisted magnetic tracking device

  • I. D. Gelalis Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Ioannina, Medical School, Ioannina, Greece
  • G. N. Christoforoul Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Ioannina, Medical School, Ioannina, Greece
  • Th. A. Xenakis Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Ioannina, Medical School, Ioannina, Greece
  • L. G. Gilbertson University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
  • J. D. Kang University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Pittsburgh, PA, USA

Аннотация

Background and Purpose. The purpose of this study is to investigate the reliability and reproducibility of a magnetic tracking technique for the assessment of overall cervical spine motion (principal and coupled movements). Subjects and Methods. Ten asymptomatic male volunteers with a mean age of 29.3 (range, 20-37 years) years were included in this study. Flexion, extension, left and right lateral bending and left and right axial rotation were measured using a magnetic tracking device mounted onto a custom head piece. A detailed statistical analysis was made to determine the inter-, and intra-observer reliability. Results. High intra- and inter-observer reliability was found in flexion, extension, axial rotation, and lateral bending indicating that the testing routine is applicable for different examiners. Conclusions and Discussion. The magnetic tracking device method described in our study is a reliable, reproducible method for three dimensional motion analysis of the cervical spine. The method is well suited for the clinical assessment of various degenerative and traumatic disorders. It may also supplement different therapeutic procedures and rehabilitation.

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Опубликован
2006-05-31
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Gelalis, I., Christoforoul, G., Xenakis, T., Gilbertson, L., & Kang, J. (2006). Three dimensional analysis of cervical spine motion using a computer assisted magnetic tracking device. Бюллетень международной научной хирургической ассоциации, 1(3), 25-27. извлечено от http://surgjournal.ru/index.php/BISSA/article/view/106
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