Index to Chiropractic Literature
Index to Chiropractic Literature
My ICL     Sign In
Thursday, July 2, 2020
Index to Chiropractic LiteratureIndex to Chiropractic LiteratureIndex to Chiropractic Literature
Share:

ICL Home


For best results switch to Advanced Search.
Article Detail
Return to Search Results
ID 25262
  Title Instrument-assisted delivery and the prevalence of reduced cervical spine range of motion in infants
URL http://www.cjaonline.com.au/index.php/cja/article/view/215
Journal Chiropr J Aust. 2018 ;46(2):Online access only p 162-171
Author(s)
Subject(s)
Peer Review Yes
Publication Type Article
Abstract/Notes

Introduction: Instrument-assisted delivery occurs regularly in Australia. This study aims to determine if there is a higher prevalence of restricted cervical spine range of motion (ROM) in infants born via instrumental delivery or Caesarean section compared to vaginal delivery without instrument assistance.

Methods: Data was collated from all 176 infants under 112 days of age in a paediatric chiropractic clinic. Details regarding method of delivery and instrumental assistance were obtained. Passive ROM assessment was recorded as either “Full” or “Reduced”.

Results: Reduced cervical spine ROM was apparent in 76.1% of infants born vaginally without intervention (n=88), 75.0% with forceps assistance (n=16), 88.9% with vacuum-assistance (n=18), 100% born with vacuum and forceps (n=3), and 82.3% born via Caesarean section (n=51).

Conclusion: Vacuum-assisted delivery and Caesarean section delivery were associated with a higher prevalence of reduced cervical spine ROM when compared to vaginal delivery without assistance. Further research in prospective studies is recommended.

Author keywords: Cervical Range of Motion; Infants; Prevalence; Chiropractic

Author affiliations: CF: Chiropractic Children’s Healthcare, 9 Lower Plenty Road, Rosanna, VIC, 3084; BK: Chiropractic Children’s Healthcare, 9 Lower Plenty Road, Rosanna, VIC, 3084

This abstract is reproduced with the permission of the publisher. Click on the above link to access free full text; registration required. PDF Version


 

   Text (Citation) Tagged (Export) Excel
 
Email To
Subject
 Message
Format
HTML Text     Excel



To use this feature you must register a personal account in My ICL. Registration is free! In My ICL you can save your ICL searches in My Searches, and you can save search results in My Collections. Be sure to use the Held Citations feature to collect citations from an entire search session. Read more search tips.

Sign Into Existing My ICL Account    |    Register A New My ICL Account
Search Tips
  • Enclose phrases in "quotation marks".  Examples: "low back pain", "evidence-based"
  • Retrieve all forms of a word with an asterisk*, also called a wildcard or truncation.  Example: chiropract* retrieves chiropractic, chiropractor, chiropractors
  • Register an account in My ICL to save search histories (My Searches) and collections of records (My Collections)
Advanced Search Tips