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Osteoporosis

Question
Posted by: Kourosh | 2019/08/31

Q.

posture affects angle results from an EOS imaging?

Hello, There is a mandatory army service where I live, and if some medical conditions are met, one could get relieved of the duty; one of which is kyphosis with a degree higher than 70. My kyphosis seems to be around 60 degrees (roughly), and I am due to an EOS imaging for an exact measurement. I was wondering whether it's possible to bend my thoracic spine forward and push my lumbar spine inward while taking the image, so that a kyphosis of higher than 70 degrees gets captured. Or will it be obvious to a trained eye that an "intentional hunching" has been performed by the patient?

Expert's Reply

A.

Healthy Bones
- 2019/09/02

Hi Kourosh

Don't think you'll be able to fool them with some posture manipulation!
The technician doing the imaging would also not allow that.

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