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Rev Esp Cir Ortop Traumatol. 2014 Jan-Feb;58(1):24-30. doi: 10.1016/j.recot.2013.09.009. Epub 2013 Oct 31.

[Scapular balance angle reference values in a healthy population].

[Article in Spanish]

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  • 1Departamento Científico-Docente, Instituto Traumatológico «Dr. Teodoro Gebauer Weisser», Universidad de Chile, Santiago, Chile. Electronic address: JulioContrerasMD@gmail.com.
  • 2Departamento Científico-Docente, Instituto Traumatológico «Dr. Teodoro Gebauer Weisser», Universidad de Chile, Santiago, Chile.

Abstract

OBJECTIVES:

To calculate the Scapular Balance Angle (SBA) reference values in a healthy population between 18 and 85 years old, and to define abnormality criteria for this sample.

MATERIALS AND METHODS:

A descriptive study was conducted on a total of 300 individuals (mean age: 44.83, range: 18-83; proportion male/female: 1.59), calculating the SBA through manual measurement with a goniometer. An intraobserver Intraclass Correlation Coefficient (ICC) of 0.87 and a interobserver ICC of 0.84 was observed.

RESULTS:

The values for the SBA in healthy population were 2.505 ± 2.340°. We define the abnormality criteria for this sample with an angle greater than 7.185°.

DISCUSSION:

SBA manual measurement is a simple and reproducible assessment of the position and rotation of the scapula in clinical practice. The main findings of this study are the reference values for the SBA and a statistical cut-off to define abnormality.

Copyright © 2013 SECOT. Published by Elsevier Espana. All rights reserved.

KEYWORDS:

Diagnosis; Diagnóstico; Escápula; Movement; Movimiento; Scapula

PMID:
24183844
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