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I-cobb - An innovative technique in spinal radiographic measurement

By Matthew J. Shaw, Maree T. Izatt, Clayton J. Adam and Geoffrey N. Askin


The measurement of Cobb angles on radiographs of patients with spinal deformities is routine practice in spinal clinics. The technique relies on the use and availability of specialist equipment such as a goniometer, cobbometer or protractor. The aim of this study was to validate the use of i-Phone (Apple Inc) combined with Tilt Meter Pro software as compared to a protractor in the measurement of Cobb angles. The i-Phone combined with Tilt Meter Pro software offers a faster alternative to the traditional method of Cobb angle measurement. The use of i-Phone offers a more convenient way of measuring Cobb angles in the outpatient setting. The intra-observer repeatability of the iPhone is equivalent to the protractor in the measurement of Cobb angles

Topics: 110314 Orthopaedics, scoliosis, cobb angle, scoliometer, I-phone, protractor
Year: 2009
OAI identifier: oai:eprints.qut.edu.au:27405

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