Muscle MRI

In a cross-sectional study we showed that pathological changes in the dorsal trunk muscles of camptocormia patients mainly depends on the duration of camptocormia. Swelling and edema of the paravertebral muscles were labeled as acute changes in patients with a shorter duration of camptocormia. A progressive fatty degeneration was described as chronic and found in patients, who suffered for a longer period from camptocormia (see Figure). Properly this model is of great importance for therapeutic approaches. We further evaluate this hypothesis in a follow-up study. Additionally we include other dorsal trunk muscles in our analysis.