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Articles  |   April 1992
Laterally transposed pelvis: a new and proper name for an old problem
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Articles   |   April 1992
Laterally transposed pelvis: a new and proper name for an old problem
The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association, April 1992, Vol. 92, 472. doi:10.7556/jaoa.1992.92.4.472
The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association, April 1992, Vol. 92, 472. doi:10.7556/jaoa.1992.92.4.472
Abstract

There is need for specific terminology for osteopathic findings, including the findings in postural examination. A static test for laterally transposed pelvis is sometimes critical to the establishment of a diagnosis of postural imbalance, particularly in the minor forms of this important clinical entity. There is need for a word or phrase that identifies this clinical finding and nothing else. The phrase laterally transposed pelvis is nominated to indicate a specific finding in the static evaluation of pelvic position in the frontal (coronal) plane in relation to the vertical extension of the midheel line (sagittal plane). The definition of laterally transposed pelvis is: With the patient standing, knees fully extended bilaterally and the feet together on a flat horizontal surface, the median (midsagittal) plane of the pelvis is observed to lie laterally to the vertically extended midheel line (median/midsagittal plane).