Acta Ortopédica Mexicana

Barbosa AC, Bonifácio DN, Lopes IP, Martins FLM, Barbosa MCSA, Barbosa AC
Descriptive analysis of pelvic asymmetry in an asymptomatic population
Acta Ortop Mex 2014; 28 (1)

Language: Español
References: 22
Page: 28-32
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Introduction: Pelvic tilt is clinically assessed based on its relationship with spinal conditions, but there is little evidence from the asymptomatic population for comparison purposes. Objective: To analyze an asymptomatic population focusing on pelvic asymmetries using photogrammetry. Material and methods: 92 subjects (18-35 years old) underwent marking of the anterior and posterior iliac spines and were photographed. Alcimage software was used to measure the pelvic tilt angle. Other tests included: the Kolmogorov normality test, t test, Wilcoxon test, and Pearson coefficient to measure the correlation. Results: 11.96% of males had anteversion and 34.78% normality; 38.04% of females had anteversion and 15.22% normality. Angles between iliacs for bilateral tilt showed no difference, but a difference was seen with the predominance of one side. For unilateral tilt a difference between iliacs was seen. Good correlation of predominance versus anteversion was observed, and correlation was poor for side angles. The rest showed a weak or non-significant correlation. Conclusion: Tilt cannot be used individually to characterize pelvic dysfunction or pathology.

Key words: pelvic bone, pelvis, spine, evaluation, pelvimetry.