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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.

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.

1 comment:

  1. Congratulations for this great idea of letting as many people as possible know about what you are doing. The spine is an area that is important to the whole body and in my view it is a high time it was given due attention. We need a supportive, kinder friendly and constant academic milieu that will address these issues right from the training and education in prosthetics and orthotics.

    Keep up the good work,

    Thomas Iwalla
    Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital
    Eldoret
    KENYA

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