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.
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7) The Scoliosis Research Society has established the Cobb method as the standard of measurement to evaluate scoliotic curves and their progression, because it is both simple to perform, and accurate when evaluating repeated measurements.
The Cobb method of mensuration determines the degree of scoliotic curvature by the angle created between lines drawn on endplates of the end vertebrae (superior endplate of upper end vertebra; inferior end plate of lower end vertebra).
Twin A had a single AP standing radiograph taken at 4 years 11 months of age which demonstrated a 10 degree right lumbar scoliosis measured using the Cobb method between L2 and L5.