Wednesday, September 23, 2009
What is scoliosis?
Ms Leah Mamseri of MOI in final stage o fitting spinal orthosis,Spinal orthosis is one way of correcting the scoliosis.
Is an appreciable lateral deviation in the normally vertical line of the spine .Scoliosis consists of lateral curvature of the spine and the rotation of the vertebrae around the long axis of the spine. The ribs on the convex side of the curve may become prominent as the vertebral bodies rotate towards the convex side while the spinous processes rotate toward the concave side of the cave. Eventually, the disc spaces are narrowed in the concave side and widened on the convex side .Scoliosis is classified by etiology and described by location, association with other curvature of the spine, and sometimes age of onset.Radiologic evaluation of scoliosis requires upright film of the entire spine in frontal and lateral projection.