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an abnormal lateral curvature of the spine is known as

A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Galland
31 years experience 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 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 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 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 13-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
28 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
See below. : If you imagine the letter C, the inside of the letter would be known as the concavity of the curve and the outside as the convexity. So they are sayi ... Read More
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kornelis Poelstra
23 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Thoracic spine: It means that there is a small amount of narrowing around the spinal cord (the thecal sac) due to some early arthritis from the little joints behind ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edwin Schuller
44 years experience Family Medicine
Symptomatic: When they are symptomatic. Measuring the angles of the curves in the spine is the classic way to follow the curves. Back pain is typically the first s ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenny Chuu
11 years experience Internal Medicine
Skeletal condition: It's a skeletal condition
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Dr. Mark Dickson
22 years experience General Surgery
Need more info: Not sure what your question is, but how old are you and what are your symptoms? Have you had any trauma lately? All these factors help determine the ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Lori Lange
Specializes in Family Medicine
Trauma in past: Did you ever have any contusion or trauma to the area.? Sometimes boney exostosis develop in areas of trauma. It likely is a benign non specific find ... Read More
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A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mary Engrav
30 years experience Emergency Medicine
"Alignment : "alignment appears anatomic" means everything is lined up as it should be. "mild narrowing is noted at hip joint bilaterally" means there is some arth ... Read More
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A 56-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Finkelstein
36 years experience Internal Medicine
Arthritis of: the hip and hip joint.. good luck see an orthopedist
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A 56-year-old male asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
46 years experience Family Medicine
Old chip : fracture- walled off. The operative term is "but could represent an old avilsion......etc.
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bradford Winans
27 years experience Radiology
Transitional: Some people have a transitional vertebral body at S1 which appears exactly the same as a lumbar verterbral body. This sometimes can result in asymmet ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Dowling
39 years experience 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 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 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vic Kalman
34 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Can be the cause: Injury to the cervical spine (or neck) can result in spinal cord injury. A spinal cord injury can cause leg weakness. It is paramount that a diagnosis ... Read More
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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Ihle
53 years experience 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 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dina Hanna
67 years experience Family Medicine
Any degree: Any degree is scoliosis. But many people live with mild scoliosis with no consequences. Only if it's over 25 degrees in an adolescent it must be mon ... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frank Kuitems
38 years experience Internal Medicine
Well: Usually means a cyst in the bone.Ask the doctor ordered for specific diagnosis and treatment
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A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Hicks
42 years experience 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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