The sagittal balance is an imperative factor to take into consideration for all practitioners treating spine problems and particularly for surgeons during the pre-operative phase. The compensatory mechanisms of a sagittal unbalanced spine may prevent a successful surgery outcome. A fundamental understanding of a correct sagittal alignment is strongly recommended in determining the correct use of fusion or non fusion devices.
SagittalMeter enables you to measure 3 fundamental angles which are essential to analyze sagittal alignment (for pre, per and post-operative phases):
• Pelvic incidence (PI)
• Pelvic tilt (PT)
• Sacral slope (SS)
Values of lumbar lordosis are also important parameters to describe sagittal balance, so with SagittalMeter you can measure both:
• L1-S1 lordosis
• L4-S1 lordosis
You can do a complete sagittal balance analysis by using advanced mode which extends the previous values with the following measures:
• Occipito-C2 angle
• Spino-sacral angle (SSA), angle between line from C7/T1 center to S1 plateau center and surface of S1 plateau
• C7/T1 slope
• C7-C2 angle
• Spino-cranial angle (SCA), angle between line from sella turcica to C7/T1 center and surface of C7/T1 endplate
What does it mean?
If a patient appears to have sagittal imbalance, this needs to be taken into consideration in the pre-operative planning. Any surgical treatment option should aim at the re-establishment of an ‘economic’ posture, achieved with the restoration of the patient specific sagittal balance. Remembering all theoretical normal values is very important but is definitively not easy and can even be impossible. SagittalMeter gives you the possibility to measure all the parameters in a quick way and gives you the average theoretical normal values for an equivalent asymptomatic healthy patient.
How much correction do I need to restore a good balance in daily practice?
Before any kind of lumbar fusion including the segment L4 to S1 it is mandatory to analyse the spine balance.
If the PT or the lumbar lordosis are not correlated with the value of the PI, an approximation of the amount of correction requested can be evaluated with the FBI technique: C7 translation angle + Femur obliquity angle + PT compensation angle. SagittalMeter enables you to evaluate the FBI index value to get an average correction value.
Backache and Back Problems:
The human back is an amazing collection of bones, ligaments, tendons, muscles, and nerves, put together so as to be incredibly strong and highly flexible. Our back and spine were designed for movement, and from the beginning of time we’ve experienced the need to stretch.
But the demands of modern life, including poor posture and sitting for extended periods of time, at our desks, or in front of our computer screens, have contributed to a rapid de-conditioning of the muscles that support the neck, back and spine.
The facts speak for themselves: 80% of all people suffer from a back problem at some point in their life. Spinal pain is one of the most common health problems today.
How will this app help?
Prevent Back Pain For Spine & Core will help you learn a variety of exercises that stretch, strengthen, and stabilize important muscles and ligaments that support your spine and core.
This app contains a series of exercises and a workout which will help get you started on a consistent exercise routine that will ensure you maintain a healthy back. The app’s graphic illustrations show clearly which muscles are working during each exercise. Features include:
* A Quick Guide to explain the target, type of exercise, level, benefits and safety tips
* Complete detailed step-by-step photos and instructions for the exercise
* Full muscles and exercises search capability
* Anatomical illustrations to show the major muscles that are being worked
* Do It Right tips to advise on how to perform the exercise correctly and effectively
Each exercise includes step-by-step instructions, plus full-color photos and anatomical illustrations that let you see how the muscles work. You will “see” what muscles you’re targeting and learn how to avoid injuring them. It's a complete program that includes stretches, balance and posture exercises as well as warm-ups and cool-downs to get rid of your pain and regain the flexibility and strength.
Some of the exercises require a few simple props, such as small hand weights, medicine balls, and a Swiss ball, which is a large, heavy-duty inflatable ball, ranging in diameter from 18 to 30 inches.
About the Author
Dr Philip Striano is the owner of Hudson Rivertown’s Chiropractic Health Care in Dobbs Ferry, New York. He is a certified chiropractic sports physician and a sports injury, exercise, and strength and conditioning specialist. He received his doctor of chiropractic degree from New York Chiropractic College.
Other apps in the series
The three apps in this series are all about creating movement and flexibility on the spine and back, via special exercises that are targeted to different areas of the back:
Healthy Back - Neck & Upper Back
Prevent Back Pain: Exercises For A Correct Posture And A Strong Lower Back
This App has been developed for informational purposes only and is not a medical application intended to substitute the diagnosis and advice of a doctor, chiropractor or physician. Consult a physician before starting any exercise or nutritional program.
SOFT TLSO OR LSO EXTERIOR FRAME: Orthosis is extremely effective for geriatric patients who cannot tolerate the traditional rigid orthopedic appliance and is a viable alternative for patients who exhibit a prominent bone structure. A LDPE or MDPE frame sits on top of two layers of foam. The frame is removable so that the practitioner can easily cut windows or modify the frame without cutting into the foam laminate. The inner layer is a 4E Soft Volara type and the outer is a 12A Firm Volara. Window can be cut out of the frame for relief areas or to simply reduce the total weight of the orthosis. A one to two inch foam border is left around the plastic frame for easy trimming and to provide edge relief.
SOFT TLSO OR LSO RIGED INTERNAL FRAME: Orthosis is extremely effective for geriatric patients who cannot tolerate the traditional rigid orthopedic appliance and is a viable alternative for patients who exhibit a prominent bone structure. A LDPE or MDPE frame is laminated between two layers of foam. The inner layer is a 4E Soft Volara type and the outer is a 12A Firm Volara. Window can be cut out of the frame for relief areas or to simply reduce the total weight of the orthosis. A one to two inch foam border is left around the plastic frame for easy trimming and to provide edge relief.
TULSA OR LSO 70-30 SMOOTH OVERLAP: Two piece system with a posterior panel that extends 4 to 5 inches past the lateral midline and contacts approximately 70% of the patient. The anterior panel provides the remaining 30% patient contact and provides maximum adjustability to accommodate patient weight gain or loss.
ANTERIOR OVERLAP RIGID TLSO OR LSO: Unilateral design is lightweight and provides the maximum level of patient comfort. Plastic overlaps on the anterior without the use of a tongue. Provides 4 to 5 inches of total overlap making the design easily adjustable for weight gain or loss. The total contact design provides maximum immobilization and control of the thoracic or lumbar spine. The TLSO or LSO version applies firm couterforces to restrict motion by the patient in all planes. The easiest to donn and doff without assistance. Anterior straps with chaffe tabs are the easiest to find and cinch
LATERAL SMOOTH OVERLAP : Our most popular Rigid Spinal design where the anterior section slides over the posterior section at the lateral midline which allows for a total overlap of 4 - 6 inches. The total contact design provides maximum immobilization and control of the thoracic or lumbar spine. The TLSO or LSO version applies firm couterforces to restrict motion by the patient in all planes and is the superior orthosis of choice for corpulent or pendulous patients.
ANTERIOR OPENING WITH TONGUE: Unilateral design is lightweight and provides the maximum level of patient comfort. The total contact design provides maximum immobilization and control of the thoracic or lumbar spine. The TLSO or LSO version applies firm couterforces to restrict motion by the patient in all planes. The easiest to donn and doff without assistance. Anterior straps with chaffe tabs are the easiest to find and cinch.
SOFT TLSO OR LSO LAMINATE WITH KYDEX STAYS:: TLSO or LSO, Soft Anterior Opening, 3 piece laminate utilizing kydex stays as the rigid support system.
Our app comprehensively covers everything from lower back pain’s definition, lower back pain causes, lower back pain symptoms and many more information relating to lower back pain. Let the app aid you in reducing your lower back pain problems. Live a life that is free of back pains! We have a litany of useful information in the app. Download our app today and enjoy your life.
- Trauma-Check: Evidence-based screening questionnaire to check if professional advice is recommended
- Age specific information about how to support the child
- Individual advice how to deal with the child’s symptoms
- Contact details for referrals to mental health professionals
The KidTrauma application was developed by Professor Markus Landolt from the University Children´s Hospital Zurich, Switzerland. Professor Landolt is trained as a family and behavioral therapist and specialized in clinical work and research with traumatized children and their parents.
Responsible for the content:
- Prof. Markus Landolt; PhD
- Ines Jenni, MSc
- University of Ulm, Germany
Assessment of the level of consciousness on a scale Glasgow coma in 3 clicks. Available version of the scale for use in pediatrics.Nothing in excess!
The proper support for devices with different screen sizes (including tablet PC) has been done.
The application is available in the following languages:
- Finnish (With support from Ilkka Kuuloja)
- Ukrainian (With support from Beloshapka Andrew)
- Spanish (With support from Carlos Andres Campos)
- Turkish (With support from Cemalettin Çalık)
- Italian (With support from Alexander945)
- Portuguese (With support from Gustavo Amadera)
Example of detailed test repor*t:
Patient's ID: Smith J.
Date & Time: 01/02/2013 00:14
Test: Glasgow Coma Scale
BEST EYE RESPONSE: Opens eyes in response to painful stimuli
BEST VERBAL RESPONSE: Utters inappropriate words
BEST MOTOR RESPONSE: Flexion / Withdrawal to painful stimuli
* - This feature will be available after the donation
Any suggestions, inquiries are welcomed by e-mail to email@example.com with the "Android-Glasgow" mark in the subject line.
Please, help us to make the application available in your own language.
GCS was initially used to assess level of consciousness after head injury, and the scale is now used by first aid, EMS, and doctors as being applicable to all acute medical and trauma patients. In hospitals it is also used in monitoring chronic patients in intensive care.
The scale was published in 1974 by Graham Teasdale and Bryan J. Jennett, professors of neurosurgery at the University of Glasgow's Institute of Neurological Sciences at the city's Southern General Hospital.
GCS is used as part of several ICU scoring systems, including APACHE II, SAPS II, and SOFA, to assess the status of the central nervous system. A similar scale, the Rancho Los Amigos Scale is used to assess the recovery of traumatic brain injury patients.
Srpskohrvatski / српскохрватски
- Blood Pressure
- Heart Rate
Visualize the data in an item list or a linear chart.
Export data option as:
* CSV attachment
* Plain text
Suggestions are welcome!
Is like having an Arterial Blood Gas Interpreter on your pocket.
Determine the four basic processes:
- Metabolic Acidosis
- Respiratory Acidosis
- Metabolic Alkalosis
- Respiratory Alkalosis
In this site you can find any over-the-counter medication or product that you usually can find is any pharmacy store with the convenience of mail delivery to your home.
You can buy any over-the-counter product without the embarrassment of make a line in front of other at the pharmacy store.
WebPatient warns that the information contained in these site should not in any case replace the consultation of the health professional. Equally WebPatient is not responsible for the misuse by a user of this web content.
With this application you can create a fake text message (SMS) into your Messaging Application.
Just select the type of message (From or To), type the phone number, set the date and time, type your message and press Send.
Then open your native Messaging Application and find you unread fake message.
Why those permissions?
FakeSMS create a SMS in to your native Messaging Application , those permissions allow FakeSMS complete this task.
Is root needed?
What is AppShare?
Other apps that "Share" your apps simply create a "Soft" links to the market. With AppShare you share the real app from your device.
How it is works?
With AppShare the transfer is directly from your Android device to another android device.
OK, but can I share my apps via email?
Yes, you can share your apps in an email that contains the app as an attachment.
What about paid app?
AppShare don't/can't share paid apps or apps with the copy protection feature.
It is already known about a WiFi bug on T-mobile G2x
devices. Apparently the problem is caused by a wrong DNS configuration when disabling and enabling the WiFi connection, or after rebooting the device.
Some users fixed it by rooting their phones, but that will VOID your warranty. If your warranty is expired (I really doubt that), go ahead root it and stop reading NOW.
For those that want to keep their phone on warranty keep reading.
This bug is really annoying, but this app will let you use WiFi connection without rebooting or rooting my phone (which as I mentioned, will void the warranty).
Download it, read the tutorial and fix this annoying bug/problem.
Just review the tutorial and follow the easy 4 steps.
I own a G2x and works for me like a charm.
Hope this help you.
NO ROOT NEEDED! SO DO NOT VOID THE WARRANTY ON YOUR PHONE!
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