Instability Analysis

Many people have question on our PostureRay X-Ray EMR’s ability to aid in measuring spinal instability.  We utilize the following three methods for instability Analysis:

1. Posterior Tangent Intersegmental Method
2. End Plate (Base Line) Method – AMA Guides White and Panjabi
3. Penning’s Analysis  Templating

Does our software automatically tell you the “Impairment Rating” – NO.  We have chosen to let the doctor be a doctor.  This is quite important in the world of med-legal arena.  Our software will aid in determination instability, but it is up to the doctor to utilize this information of which PostureRay notes unstable segments, so the doctor can choose to add this into the total whole body impairment of the patient in question once they have stabilized and are at “Maximal Medical Improvement”.

Below is a video with an more explanation on these methods.  For more detail please attend a full course on Whiplash Trauma and Intervention taught by CBP Seminars or other courses offered by Dr. Dan Murphy, Dr. Art Croft, or Dr. Charles Davis

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Demo of change to percentages instead of mm for segmental translations
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