flexicurve

flexicurve

(fleks'i-kurv?) [ flexible + curve]
A flexible ruler consisting of a length of lead covered with synthetic rubber and applied to the skin to estimate degree of spinal contour. It has been used to measure kyphosis and lordosis, but its measurements do not always match those found radiographically.
Synonym: surveyor's flexicurve
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142 broad gauge FlexiCurve bogie kits and 20 pedestal leg bogie frames to be provided to GE as scheduled part of the shipment of freight locomotives to global markets.
Researchers measured spinal curvature with a flexicurve and assessed vertebral fractures from spinal radiographs; they assessed mortality based on follow-ups averaging 13.
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Sagittal skin contour of the cervical spine: Interexaminer and intraexaminer reliability of the flexicurve instrument.