Exam
Sitting Height
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Sitting Height
, Truncal Height
Indications
Growth Velocity
to determine growth spurt
Used in
Scoliosis
assessment
Alternative to the
Upper to Lower Segment Ratio
in
Growth Delay
evaluation
Technique
Measure standing height
Measure Sitting Height
Measure height in standard chair
Determine Truncal Height (upper segment height)
Subtract height of seat from Sitting Height
Determine leg height (lower segment height)
Subtract Truncal Height (upper segment height) from standing height
Interpretation
Scoliosis
Measure every 3-4 months during expected growth spurt
Interpretation
Growth Delay
Evaluation
Use truncal to leg heights calculated above in the
Upper to Lower Segment Ratio
calculation
This may be more accurate than the method described in
Upper to Lower Segment Ratio
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