James Gamble

Publication Details

  • BACK PAIN AND SPINAL DEFORMITY IN CYSTIC-FIBROSIS AMERICAN JOURNAL OF DISEASES OF CHILDREN Rose, J., Gamble, J., Schultz, A., LEWISTON, N. 1987; 141 (12): 1313-1316

    Abstract:

    Back pain is a common complaint of individuals with cystic fibrosis (CF). We studied back pain in our patient population in three ways: a questionnaire, an orthopedic evaluation, and a survey of chest roentgenograms. Forty-seven patients with CF reported back pain as compared with seven controls. Patients with CF showed decreased muscle strength and mobility in the trunk, chest, and shoulders. The incidence of structural kyphosis was only 8.7%, but many had vertebral wedging. Much of the back pain may be due to postural abnormalities or to vertebral wedging, not fixed structural kyphosis.

    View details for Web of Science ID A1987L008900035

    View details for PubMedID 2961252

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