Cobb Angle and Scoliosis
- Locate the most tilted vertebra at the top of the curve and draw a parallel line to the superior vertebral end plate. [Insert picture showing vertebral endplates].
- Locate the most tilted vertebra at the bottom of the curve and draw a parallel line to the inferior vertebral end plate.
- Erect intersecting perpendicular lines from the two parallel lines.
- The angle formed between the two parallel lines is Cobb angle. [Insert pic to show measurement of cobb angle]
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