Cobb method

Cobb method

(kob),
a technique used in scoliosis to determine the degree of curvature of the spine; the measurement is made by drawing a perpendicular to a line drawn across the superior endplate of the upper-end (most tilted) vertebra and the inferior endplate of the lower-end vertebra; the angle formed by the intersection of the two perpendicular lines is the Cobb angle, which is the measure of the magnitude of the curve.

Cobb meth·od

(kob meth'ŏd)
A technique to determine the degree of curvature of the spine. The measurement is made by drawing a line perpendicular to a second line drawn across the superior endplate of the upper-end (most tilted) vertebra and the inferior endplate of the lower-end vertebra; the angle formed by the intersection of the two perpendicular lines is the Cobb angle, which is the measure of the magnitude of the curve.

Cobb,

Stanley, U.S. neuropathologist, 1887-1968.
Cobb chisel
Cobb curet
Cobb gouge
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Cobb osteotome
Cobb periosteal elevator
Cobb retractor
Cobb spinal elevator
Cobb syndrome - cutaneous angiomas, usually in a dermatomal distribution on the trunk, associated with vascular abnormality of the spinal cord and resulting neurologic symptoms. Synonym(s): cutaneomeningospinal angiomatosis
Cobb technique