Roentgenographic analysis of posture in spinal osteoporotics

Eiji Itoi

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This study was designed to investigate the relationship between postural deformities-including both the spine and lower extremities-and clinical symptoms in spinal osteoporotics. Lateral roentgenographic films of 100 os-teoporotic patients taken in a standing position were analyzed. Thoracic kyphosis, a primary deformity of the osteoporotic spine, appeared compensated by the lumbar spine, sacroiliac joint, hip joint, and knee joint, respectively. Low-back pain was highly associated with decreased lumbar lordosis and increased sacropelvic angle, suggesting that the sacroiliac joint was one of the causes of low-back pain.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)750-756
Number of pages7
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 1991 Jul


  • Osteoporosis
  • Posture
  • Sacroiliac joint
  • Spinal deformity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
  • Clinical Neurology


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