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Title: Biomechanical measurements in the spinal column of pregnant women using vertebral metrics
Authors: Quaresma, Cláudia
Dias, Inês
Secca, Mario
O'Neill, Goyri
Branco, J.
Keywords: Non-invasive equipment
Evaluation
Spinal colum
Biomechanics
Pregnancy
Issue Date: 2012
Publisher: Springer
Citation: Quaresma, C., Dias, I., Secca, M. F., O'Neill, J. G., & Branco, J. (2011, Sep 14-18). Biomechanical measurements in the spinal column of pregnant women using vertebral metrics. Paper presented at the 5th European Conference of the International Federation for Medical and Biological Engineering, Budapest, Hungary.
Abstract: In modern society, pain is a relevant problem of the population in general and of pregnant women in particular, being a common symptom and frequently referred to in pregnancies without any pathology associated. Studies indicate that from 35 to 76% of pregnant women experience pain during the gestational period. Most researchers attribute the etiology of the pain to biomechanical alterations of the spinal column throughout pregnancy, however an in-depth analysis has been delayed by the fact that the analytical processes involved are invasive and, as such, cannot be applied to pregnant women. On the other hand, non-invasive diagnostic methods only allow partial analyses of the spinal column, not offering a global vision. In face of the limitations mentioned we built Vertebral Metrics - an instrument that allows us to identify the x, y and z positions of each of the vertices of the spinal apophyses (vertebrae), giving us a global evaluation of the spinal column, in a standing position. The present work has the objective of presenting the first application of this equipment to 49 pregnant women at four different moments of pregnancy (12, 20, 32 e 37 weeks of gestation). Analyzing the results we can conclude that Vertebral Metrics - is an innovative instrument in the global evaluation of the spinal column in a standing position, allowing a quantitative analysis of its shape and temporal variations.
Description: 5th European Conference of the International Federation for Medical and Biological Engineering: Budapest, Hungary: SEP 14-18, 2011
Peer reviewed: yes
URI: https://repositorio.ipbeja.pt/handle/123456789/663
ISBN: 978-3-642-23507-8
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