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AN X-RAY STUDY OF THE DIAPHRAGM: Part I Its Correlation to Body Mechanics in Children.

The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery: January 1935
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1. The position and the amount of excursion of the diaphragm is affected by the shape of the chest.

2. In the case of a chest which is used in the position of expiration, the common one in faulty body mechanics, not only is the diaphragm in a lower position in the chest, but also there is less excursion.

3. In the case of a chest which is used in the position of good body mechanics, the diaphragm is in a higher position in the chest and there is a greater excursion of the diaphragm.

4. Accompanying these changes, there is also an improvement in the general condition of the patient as a whole,-an increase in weight, an increase in the vital capacity, and an improvement in the body mechanics.

(C) 1935 All Rights Reserved.The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, Inc.

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