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Table 5 Atlantoaxial angular measurements (appliance-specific evaluation)

From: Therapeutic effects of functional orthodontic appliances on cervical spine posture: a retrospective cephalometric study

Angular parameter Active group p-values BJA group p-values
Solow/Tallgren sum (modified)     
  OPT-FH 0.98 ± 8.15 0.4867 0.20 ± 7.76 0.8945
  CVT-FH 0.17 ± 9.58 0.9181 -2.14 ± 5.62 0.0634
  NL-FH -0.16 ± 1.71 0.6000 -0.00 ± 4.13 0.0064*
  NSL-FH 0.24 ± 2.13 0.5174 0.6 ± 3.51 0.3917
Clivus-dens angle 0.00 ± 9.55 0.9986 0.89 ± 5.55 0.4222
McGregor-CVT 0.17 ± 7.68 0.8998 -0.01 ± 7.49 0.9938
McGregor-CVT -1.58 ± 5.65 0.1193 -14.90 ± 66.98 0.2623
McGregor-AT 0.14 ± 5.82 0.9052 0.47 ± 6.57 0.7845
AT-CVT -0.65 ± 5.37 0.5562 -0.45 ± 5.98 0.7733
(Ba-C)-McRae 9.93 ± 60.47 0.3525 -11.95 ± 67.48 0.3753
(Ba-C)-AT 0.69 ± 5.35 0.5259 -0.02 ± 3.46 0.9825
McRae-AT 12.42 ± 70.11 0.3847 23.05 ± 89.05 0.3332
Craniocervical angle (NSL-OPT) 0.35 ± 9.29 0.8308 -2.13 ± 6.71 0.1174
Atlas inclination (AT-FH) -0.84 ± 4.66 0.3875 1.2 ± 3.68 0.2267
  1. Data are given as mean differences (± SD) between posttreatment and baseline values.
  2. p-values refer to intragroup comparisons.
  3. Asterisks indicate significant (p < 0.05) or highly significant (p < 0.001) differences.