Doctor insights on:
An Abnormal Lateral Curvature Of The Spine Is Known As
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 just like coiling or twisting a rope. In this case, the "curvature" is appearing as a lateral type. There are other types of scoliosis including but not limited to: spasmodic, congenital and neurogenic ...Read more
What does concavity of the contour of the inferolateral patella which may be posttraumtic or developmental mean?
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 saying on the kneecap you have an indentation on the lower and outs ride portion that may be gram an injury (traumatic) or just some variation of your growth (developmental), don't hesitate to discuss with your physician. ...Read more
In laymen term what is "there is left t-2-t3 and t3-t-4 facet disease and ligamentum flavum prominence that affects the postlateral margin of calsac?
Facet changes: The facet joints are positioned in the spine like wheels of a tricycle. The front wheel is the disc, the facets the two smaller wheels in back. In the center, seat area, is the spinal cord. Arthritic changes cause the facet joints to narrow or spur, and the sheet of ligament near them to thicken. In a single word, this indicates "arthritis.". ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 symptom. Down the road interference with the functioning of the internal organs they were meant to protect by encasing them becomes problematic - like respiratory embarresment or digestive dysfunction. The best evaluation is by your pcp or ortho. ...Read more
Skeletal condition: It's a skeletal conditionGet a more detailed answer ›
A slight loss of anterior stature of the L1 vertebra is unchanged, compared to the CT scanogram of 2009. Other lumbar vertebrae are normal in stature. There is no lumbar spondylolisthesis. Axial images suggest a nondisplaced fracture of the L4 facet (imag
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 significance of any radiographic abnormality. Also, when the radiologists use a term like "suggest", it means they can't tell for sure if an abnormality is really present or not. ...Read more
"There is a boney defect involving the outer table of the right parietal bone etiology uncertain.
What does this mean?
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 finding. ...Read more
What do this mean? Mild to moderate degenerative joint disease biateral hips and what is the paragraph below saying? Alignment appears anatomic. Mild narrowing is noted at hip jonit biaterally. Moderate bony spurring is noted of the acetabulum biatera
"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 arthritis in the hip joint. "moderate bony spurring of the acetabulum bilaterally" means a little extra bone (like a little spur) has formed at the hip "cup" where the hip socket fits in, and is also arthritis changes. "phleboliths" just means calcium in a vein or vessel and is normal, it is a normal finding. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
There is degenerative change present with spurring along the acetabular rim. What does this mean?
Arthritis of: the hip and hip joint.. good luck see an orthopedist ...Read more
Xray: "chronic ossific density but could represent an old avulsion of a portion of the spinous process of the L3 vertebral body" What does this mean?
"The bone scan confirmed asymmetric SI joints; however, is likely related to a transitional lumbosacral anatomy at the L5 on the left side." Meaning?
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 asymmetric SI joints, but it is an incidental finding ...Read more
Xr lumbar spine there is some irregularity of the inferior end plate L5 increased sclerosis of the articular processes throughout the lumbar spine, ?
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 small joints or articular processes of the back with two facet joints found at each disc level. This can be further affcted if one smokes ;/or obese. Genetics also play a role while ther is mixed data as to other possible environmental causes. ...Read more
"Xr lumbar spine there is some irregularity of the inferior end plate L5 increased sclerosis of the articular processes throughout the lumbar spine, ?"
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 plate irregularity is harder to say without seeing the film, it can also represent a change seen in arthritis, but can also represent a fracture or even be seen in an infection of the vertebrae. You should see your doctor to go through it with you. ...Read more
What does neutral position lateral subluxation of the patella approximately 6mm mean? What is spur formation of the lateral facet mean?
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 & will B glad 2 help, ...Read more
See below. : Any lateral curvature of the spine is considered scoliosis. Most mild and moderate degrees are not serious and do not necessary treatment unless there is a related serious physical limitation. Best is to discuss with your Dr. and get orthopedic consult if indicated. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What does well corticated density is seen in the distal femoral metadiaphysis. Likely represents a fiborous cortical defect mean?
Well: Usually means a cyst in the bone.Ask the doctor ordered for specific diagnosis and treatment ...Read more
What does an abnormal focal region of signal abnormality associated with the articular surface of the medial tibial plateau, posteriorly mean?
- Talk to a doctor live online for free
- Abnormal lateral curvature of the spine
- An abnormal lateral curvature of the spine is called
- Lateral curvature of the spine is called
- Ask a doctor a question free online
- Abnormal curvature of spine
- Abnormal inward curvature of the spine
- Abnormal sideways curvature of the spine
- Abnormal curvature of the lumbar spine
- Talk to a orthopedic surgeon online for free