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Would adopting a revised landmark rule for the spinal level of the iliac crests improve the accuracy of lumbar level identification?

April 25, 2019

This is a secondary analysis of two previous systematic reviews demonstrating cephalad bias in using palpation to enumerate lumbopelvic levels, based on the conventional landmark rule that the spinal level of the palpated iliac crests=L4. Our study included 7 articles which enumerated lumbopelvic levels based on this rule, and furthermore reported data such that the

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Does the Gillet test assess sacroiliac motion or asymmetric one-legged stance strategies?

September 25, 2018

Objective: The purpose of this study was to quantify the extent to which apparent movements of the posterior superior iliac spine and sacral base areas Gillet sacroiliac motion testing were related to (a) degree of hip flexion and (b) the examiner’s palpatory pressure. Methods: A preliminary exploratory study quantified relative PSIS/S2 displacements in 10 sacroiliac

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Systematic review and meta-analyses of the difference between the spinal level of the palpated and imaged iliac crests

August 22, 2017

Objective: The purpose of this study was to undertake a systematic review of the literature to determine and compare, for patient sub-groups, the spinal level of the iliac crests as commonly measured through manual palpation and radiographic imaging procedures. Methods: Relevant citations were retrieved by searching the PubMed, ICL, CINAHL, AMED, Osteopathic Research Web, OstMed,

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Nutrient canals of the ilium: a case report

July 09, 2014

The nutrient canals of bone are a frequent finding on skeletal radiographs. These canals may by misinterpreted as fracture lines especially in patients who present to a chiropractic office with a history of trauma. The case of a 22-year-old female with a nutrient canal in the ilium is briefly reviewed. (JCCA 1996; 40(2):79-81) Key Words:

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