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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Validity and reproducibility of the measurements obtained using the flexicurve instrument to evaluate the angles of thoracic and lumbar curvatures of the spine in the sagittal plane.
Optimizing reliability of digital inclinometer and flexicurve ruler measures of spine curvatures in postmenopausal women with osteoporosis of the spine: an illustration of the use of generalizability theory.
Available evidence has shown that the calculated angle is systematically smaller than the Cobb's angle; therefore, by scaling 1.53 to the flexicurve angle, the Cobb's angle was calculated (31).
Kyphosis and lordosis angles measured by Flexicurve and Cobb's equivalent are shown in Table 2.
Reliability and validity of thoracic kyphosis measurements using flexicurve method.
The flexicurve and manual inclinometer are two hand-held tools which are commonly used by physiotherapists for the measurement of thoracic kyphosis.
The primary output of the flexicurve is the kyphosis index.
Researchers measured spinal curvature with a flexicurve and assessed vertebral fractures from spinal radiographs; they assessed mortality based on follow-ups averaging 13.5 years.
In an attempt to make the art of dance more accessible, New York-based dance company Flexicurve has created an online dance film festival with 47 performers in 36 short videos.
Sagittal skin contour of the cervical spine: Interexaminer and intraexaminer reliability of the flexicurve instrument.
Regional lumbar sagittal mobility: Measurement by flexicurves. Clin Biomech (Bristol, Avon).