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abnormal lateral curvature of the spine

A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Galland
31 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Scoliosis: Scoliosis is the lateral curving of the spine. An indication for fusion is typically ~60+ degrees.

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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Dowling
39 years experience in Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Describes: An idiopathic scoliosis is not just a curve or lateral bend of the spine but a twisting or coiling or rotation of the spine that leads to a curvature ... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
28 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Scoliosis: Scoliosis is the term given for a curvature of the spine in the coronal plane that is greater than 10 degrees.
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Dowling
39 years experience in Orthopedic Spine Surgery
There are several: Known as scoliosis, kyphosis or lordosis. In certain regions of the spine there are normal ranges of kyphosis or lordosis but a scoliosis is not norm ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Dowling
39 years experience in Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Fairly common: Description for imaging by age 30 relating more to age relatd degenerative changes particularly at the lower two disc spaces ascwell as involving the ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
28 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Varies : Increased sclerosis on the articular processes throughout the spine is another way to say you have diffuse arthritic changes in you spine. The end pl ... Read More
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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Schmidt
34 years experience in Radiology
Likely is normal.: The spinal cord normally terminates at t12-l1 level, with spinal roots continuing more inferiorly. The spine curvature may be normal for this pati ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Will Moorehead
51 years experience in Orthopedic Spine Surgery
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Will Moorehead
51 years experience in Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Three: Cervical lordosis, thoracic kyphosis, and lumbar lordosis. This provide a balanced erect spine.
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A female asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience in General Surgery
Means direction: It means which side the spine is curved .' Levo ' means left ' Dextro ' means towards right . Good Luck
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gamal Boutros
38 years experience in Neurology
Inflamatory arthriti: Rheumatoid arthritis, trauma, are a few causes among others, osteoarthritis advanced age.
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A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Arthitic process: When arthritis start in the joint, start with the articular cartilage(surface usually very smooth) start having roughness in it, also the same thing ... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Weston
30 years experience in Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Age appropriate deg: Age appropriate degeneration not always a symptom generator 30% chance these are asymptomatic incidental findings need to correlate with clinical symp ... Read More
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Gabor
32 years experience in Diagnostic Radiology
It means that: those areas of the bone have more metabolic activity than adjacent normal bone. It has to be interpreted in the context of the distribution of activi ... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Brouwer
29 years experience in Internal Medicine
Muscle spasm: Commonly, muscle spasms may cause your neck to straighten. If there has been injury or arthritis of the vertebrae of the neck then the bony problem m ... Read More
A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Hicks
42 years experience in Family Medicine
Contusion?: There is a question as how was it injured or was there any trauma. The signal flair may be a bony contusion or could represent an occult fracture rev ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Roger Frankel
28 years experience in Neurosurgery
Complex: The spine is made up of bones (vertebra) stacked on top of each other in a specific alignment. The spinal cord runs within a central bony tunnel that ... Read More
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A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Ihle
53 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Hard 2 explain as --: -neutral does not give me any idea what that position is. also was it a Merchant's view, or the knee straight or flexed? give a little more info & ... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Clarence Grim
56 years experience in Endocrinology
Back x-ray: Sounds like normal for age but discuss with your Dr.
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Michalski
35 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Lateral meniscus: Hard to fully say without seeing the actual MRI image. There are many anatomical variants. It may just be a degenerative anterior horn lateral menisc ... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vinay Pampati
16 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Strain: The segment of spine in your neck normally has a curve. When your muscles tighten due to a strain or injury then the spine straightens or loses the n ... Read More
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