Abstract: The authors performed a prospective study to evaluate posturalvariations arising after reduction mammaplasty, objectively recorded bymeans of static stabilometry. Thirty consecutive patients affected by variousdegrees of breast hypertrophy were enrolled in the study. Obesity, orthopedic,and otoneurologic diseases were the exclusion criteria. Postural functionwas evaluated with static stabilometry preoperatively and 1 and 6 monthspostoperatively. Patients were grouped according to age, sternal notch–nipple distance, and glandular resection and general and subgroup statisticalanalysis using Student t test for paired samples were performed. Statisticallysignificant differences were found only after 6 months (P 0.026). In thesubgroup analysis, statistically significant differences were found for the agegroup 35 years (P 0.0237) and for the sternal notch–nipple distance 30cm (P 0.0320). Stabilometry objectively demonstrated postural improvementperceived following breast reduction. Age and ptosis degree appearedto influence posture more than the entity of resectio

Postural variations after breast reduction: Introduction of a new technique to achieve an objective analysis

TENNA S;TRIVELLI M;SALVINELLI F;PERSICHETTI P
2011-01-01

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Abstract: The authors performed a prospective study to evaluate posturalvariations arising after reduction mammaplasty, objectively recorded bymeans of static stabilometry. Thirty consecutive patients affected by variousdegrees of breast hypertrophy were enrolled in the study. Obesity, orthopedic,and otoneurologic diseases were the exclusion criteria. Postural functionwas evaluated with static stabilometry preoperatively and 1 and 6 monthspostoperatively. Patients were grouped according to age, sternal notch–nipple distance, and glandular resection and general and subgroup statisticalanalysis using Student t test for paired samples were performed. Statisticallysignificant differences were found only after 6 months (P 0.026). In thesubgroup analysis, statistically significant differences were found for the agegroup 35 years (P 0.0237) and for the sternal notch–nipple distance 30cm (P 0.0320). Stabilometry objectively demonstrated postural improvementperceived following breast reduction. Age and ptosis degree appearedto influence posture more than the entity of resectio
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