planes of the body

planes of the body

Imaginary, two-dimensional surfaces used for anatomical description. The sagittal plane is a vertical plane that cuts the body into right and left halves. The coronal plane is a vertical plane that separates the front half of the body from the back. The transverse plane cuts the body horizontally at any level.
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A posterior spinal fusion procedure was performed to create spinal balance in both the side and frontal planes of the body, which meant the patient's head would balance over the hips when viewed from the front and side.
An appendix offers a summary of anatomical terminology, such as planes of the body, how muscles are named, and terms that describe movement of joints.
The use of a second color to distinguish important headings, central rays, anatomical structures and planes of the body.