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      We wholeheartedly appreciate the letter from Dr. Vieira and Dr. Kumar and then have the opportunity to clarify the questions about these two papers published in Clinical Biomechanics (
      • Chen Y.L.
      • Lee Y.H.
      A noninvasive protocol for the determination of lumbosacral vertebral angle.
      ;
      • Lee Y.H.
      • Chen Y.L.
      Regressionally determined vertebral inclination angles of lumbar spine in static lifts.
      ). Firstly, it seemed that the incorrect Tables 2 and 4 in our published paper (
      • Chen Y.L.
      • Lee Y.H.
      A noninvasive protocol for the determination of lumbosacral vertebral angle.
      ) were used during revising process and unfortunately, they were still not revised in time in the final proof. The mistakes were due to our carelessness. However, we have to emphasize that the regression models in the paper had been validated through other four subjects though we did not give the correct table (Table 4). The mistake was very obvious because the same data were found in the third column in Tables 2 and 4 but with different items. One possible reason is that the data were misused (i.e., miscopied) when these tables were edited. Even so, we do not think these mistakes would reduce the contribution of the prediction in vertebral angles in lumbar spine in this paper (
      • Chen Y.L.
      • Lee Y.H.
      A noninvasive protocol for the determination of lumbosacral vertebral angle.
      ) and another one (
      • Lee Y.H.
      • Chen Y.L.
      Regressionally determined vertebral inclination angles of lumbar spine in static lifts.
      ).
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        • Chen Y.L.
        Predicting vertebral inclination of lumbar spine.
        Ergonomics. 2000; 43: 744-751
        • Chen Y.L.
        • Lee Y.H.
        A noninvasive protocol for the determination of lumbosacral vertebral angle.
        Clinical Biomechanics. 1997; 12: 185-189
        • Lee Y.H.
        • Chen Y.L.
        Regressionally determined vertebral inclination angles of lumbar spine in static lifts.
        Clinical Biomechanics. 2000; 15: 678-683