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Clinical aspects of sacroiliac function in walking



Low back pain with or without leg pain continues to be a major social problem18. Sixty to eighty per cent of low back pain is identified as idiopathic and specific diagnosis eludes the most skilful practitioner. A common finding in these patients, in addition to their complaint of pain, is alteration of the functional mobility of the lumbar spine, pelvic girdle, and lower extremities. The role of sacroiliac joint function in both asymptomatic and symptomatic patients continues to be controversia11,3,10,19,21. Many authors have described methods of evaluatingand treating the sacroiliac region for various pain syndromes1,2,5,7,9, 12,15, 16,20, 22,24–26,28,32. In order to develop a rational diagnostic and therapeutic system of the sacroiliac syndrome, one needs comprehension of the anatomy and biomechanics of the joints of the pelvic girdle7,17,31,33,36.


Symphysis Pubis Sacroiliac Joint Pelvic Girdle Torsional Movement Walking Cycle 
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