The control group included individuals without any signs of scoliosis upon screening and no trunk rotation in the Adam's forward bend test using a scoliometer
, which is used in clinical studies of children with scoliosis.
For the assessment of AIS in the control group, Adams' test was performed and a scoliometer
used for the evaluation of the body rotation.
Students practiced using the scoliometer
on each other with instructor assistance as needed.
Measurements were taken for angle oftrunk rotation (presence ofscoliosis) using a scoliometer
, height and weight to produce an age-adjusted BMI, and generalized joint hypermobility using the Beighton criteria.
51) A scoliometer
, which is a variant of a carpenter's level, can be incorporated in the examination process to measure the severity of the rib hump and lumbar bulge.
Postural measurements for the five positions will be done using a goniometer and scoliometer
An evaluation of the Adams forward bend test and the scoliometer
in a scoliosis school screening setting.
Clinicians can assess trunk asymmetry with the Adams forward bend test and/or a scoliometer
Scoliosis is confirmed with an erect radiograph (see image above, center) that shows a curve greater than 10 degrees and when the scoliometer
test indicates trunk asymmetry greater than 5 degrees.
Additionally, a scoliometer
with a threshold of 5 or 7 degrees was used.
Neuwirth recommends using a cutoff angle of 6 degrees as measured with a scoliometer
Pediatricians don't need to do anything for children with curves less than 6 degrees on a scoliometer
other than note the angle of the curve in the child's chart and monitor the angle at future check-ups.