SPONDYLOS Scoliosis & Kyphosis center
74 Messogion Ave - Athens - Greece
A scoliometer is an instrument that measures the asymmetry of the trunk in scoliosis. It is a small, non-invasive device placed above the spine while the subject being measured is in a forward bending position. The display shows the asymmetry of the trunk in degrees.
Depending on the measurement, it is a potential indicator that scoliosis may occur.
Reading the scoliometer is a good baseline measurement and makes it easy to monitor the trunk asymmetry during the follow-up.
The use of the scoliometer by a pediatrician or orthopedic specialist in Spinal disorders are useful for monitoring and evaluation of scoliosis. A positive finding is a reason for ordering an X-ray.
A positive finding is reading 5 degrees or more on scoliometer. This make us to examine the patient with Formetric 4D to further project the spine and to determine the three-dimensional curve.
Spine Scan is a multi-functional tool that looks like a classic scoliometer, but includes many innovations.
It is a portable, autonomous device which provides automatic means for screening and monitoring of deformations of the spine and the movement disorders.
The percentage of reliability of SpineScan angle measurement range at ± 0.5 ° compared to a known, pre-measured angle.
It measures the angle of the humps with greater precision as it concerns scoliosis and the kyphotic hump of the kyphosis, not statically, like the simple scoliometer, but dynamically with a hump average value.
Besides this, the Spine scan can also measure the angles of lateral inclinations and rotations of the torso, as well as the inclinations of the shoulders and the pelvis.
Spine Scan is a basic tool used in SPONDYLOS in the initial assessment of a patient’s condition. It gives an initial picture if it is scoliosis, kyphosis or both. It also gives us the size of the deviation, whether it is a big or a minor condition. It also gives us the size of the hump in scoliosis, which in turn determines the rotation of the vertebrae. Of course the test, giving us details not visible to the eye in the first examination.