The involvement of musculoskeletal system and its influence on postural stability in children and young adults with cystic fibrosis.

Kenis-Coskun O. , Karadag-Saygi E. , Bahar-Ozdemir Y., Gökdemir Y. , Karadag B. , Kayhan Ö.

Italian journal of pediatrics, vol.43, pp.106, 2017 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 43
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Doi Number: 10.1186/s13052-017-0426-0
  • Title of Journal : Italian journal of pediatrics
  • Page Numbers: pp.106
  • Keywords: Cystic fibrosis, Posture, Postural stability, Musculoskeletal system, Spine, SCOLIOSIS, MANIFESTATIONS, BALANCE, PREVALENCE, CAPACITY


Background: Cystic fibrosis (CF) affects the musculoskeletal system via a multifactorial pathway that includes vitamin D deficiency and involvement of respiratory muscles such as intercostals due to recurrent upper and lower respiratory tract infections. Eventual result is the deterioration of musculoskeletal health and posture in CF patients. Postural stability is directly affected by posture and can be compromised in every musculoskeletal problem. The aim of this study is to evaluate musculoskeletal system and postural stability in patients with CF.