Acta Ortopédica Mexicana

Cuéllar PA
Radiographic measurement of coccyx
Acta Ortop Mex 2000; 14 (1)

Language: Español
References: 6
Page: 99-100
PDF: 84.40 Kb.

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ABSTRACT

Radiographic measurement of coccyx is mandatory since it has been found that coccyx has movement, as it was demonstrated by dynamic X-rays of that bone in straight foot-standing and in flexion in 10 otherwise healthy individuals. 1. Lateral X-ray in straight standing-up position. 2. Lateral X-ray in standing in forward flexion. A technique is described for determining the general coccygeal angle.


Key words: coccyx, radiology, parameter.


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