Comparison of the reproducibility of two cervical vertebrae maturation methods

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https://doi.org/10.20396/bjos.v21i00.8666415

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Reproducibility of results, Cervical vertebrae, Bone development

Abstract

 Aim: Facial orthopaedic treatments based on the stimulation or restrictions of craniofacial bone growth are more effective when carried out during the pubertal growth spurt. The aim of this cross-sectional study was to evaluate the reproducibility of two cervical vertebrae methods (CVM) with manual tracing and direct visual inspection. Methods: A sample of 60 lateral cephalometric radiographs (10 of each of the 6 CVM stages) was randomly selected from 171 records. 5 orthodontists classified these radiographs according to the skeletal maturation stage in 2002 and 2005, and the application of both methods was conducted by direct visual inspection and evaluation through manual tracing. Results: The average reliability of the two methods determination and the two forms of evaluation was substantial. The direct visual inspection evaluation showed the highest reliability and agreement interexaminer values for both methods, as well as the intraexaminers evaluation. Conclusion: The reproducibility of CVM method was substantial, indicating its clinical use to determine the skeletal maturity and the ideal moment for treatment execution.  

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Paulo Henrique da Rocha Duque, Clinical Private Office

Clinical Private Office, Juiz de Fora, Brazil.

Rodrigo César Santiago, Federal University Hospital of Juiz de Fora

Division of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Federal University Hospital of  Juiz de Fora, Brazil.

Rogério Lacerda dos Santos, Federal University of Juiz de Fora

Department of Orthodontics, Federal University of Juiz de Fora, Juiz de Fora, Brazil.

Fernanda Ramos de Faria, Federal University of Juiz de Fora

Department of Orthodontics, Federal University of Juiz de Fora, Juiz de Fora, Brazil.

Carolina de Sá Werneck, Federal University of Juiz de Fora

Department of Orthodontics, Federal University of Juiz de Fora, Juiz de Fora, Brazil.

Robert Willer Farinazzo Vitral, Federal University of Juiz de Fora

Department of Orthodontics, Federal University of Juiz de Fora, Juiz de Fora, Brazil.

Marcio José da Silva Campos, Federal University of Juiz de Fora

Department of Orthodontics, Federal University of Juiz de Fora, Juiz de Fora, Brazil.

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2022-01-17

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Duque PH da R, Santiago RC, Santos RL dos, Faria FR de, Werneck C de S, Vitral RWF, Campos MJ da S. Comparison of the reproducibility of two cervical vertebrae maturation methods. Braz. J. Oral Sci. [Internet]. 2022 Jan. 17 [cited 2022 Dec. 6];21(00):e226415. Available from: https://periodicos.sbu.unicamp.br/ojs/index.php/bjos/article/view/8666415

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