J Dentofacial Anom Orthod
Volume 18, Number 2, 2015Anthropology and DFO
|Number of page(s)||16|
|Published online||23 April 2018|
Bipedalism, pelvic–spinal balance and cranial facial development
Qualified specialist in Dentofacial Orthopedics, Private Practitioner, Master of Conferences of the Universities of Bordeaux
2 Qualified specialist in Dentofacial Orthopedics, Private Practitioner
3 Maxillofacial Surgeon, Private Practitioner
Address for correspondence: Cédric Bazert – 2 rue Augustinot – 33360 Latresne France. E-mail: email@example.com
Accepted: 29 October 2014
The transition to human bipedalism and the verticalization process are essentially marked by the extension of the hip and the straightening of the trunk by sacral inclination and lumbar lordosis. These phenomena resemble those observed in children during the transition from crawling to walking.
Deep cranial facial morphological modifications accompany the evolution of the axial skeleton throughout hominization. Can a child’s postural development influence his/her cranial facial architecture in the same way? Through an anthropological and orthopedic approach, we will attempt to bring forth some answers and to specify the link with our professional practice.
Key words: Hominization / bipedalism / pelvic incidence / lordosis / cranial facial posture / prognathism / static balance
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