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Estimating Stature from Supine Length

Purpose:

To estimate an adult's standing height based on the supine length.

Specialty:

General content (available to all)

Objective:

other testing

ICD-10:

E23.0, E34.3, E45, M89, N25.0, Q77, R62.8, Z00.0, Z00.1, Z00.2

Description:

A person's stature when standing is less than the total body length measured with the person supine. This is due to the effect of gravity.

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