Muncie et al measured the height of a bedridden or chair-bound patient by measuring the lengths of body segments then summating them for a final height estimate.
top of head to spinous process of C7
spinous process of C7 to spine at the level of the anterior iliac crest
level of the anterior iliac crest to the level of the greater trochanter
level of the greater trochanter to the distal femur
distal femur to the bottom of the heel
• If scoliosis or contractures are present, then it may be necessary to estimate the length of the involved segment.
total body height =
= SUM(lengths of all 5 segments)
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