spinous process


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spinous process

n.
The long rearward projection from the arch of a vertebra that provides a point of attachment for muscles and ligaments.

spi·nous pro·cess

(spīn'ŭs pros'es)
1. The dorsal projection from the center of a vertebral arch.
2. Synonym(s): sphenoidal spine.

spinous process

The rearward projection of a vertebra.
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When the transducer is placed between two spinous processes with the alignment of the transducer, visualisation of the spinal canal is possible through an acoustic window.
However, fracture of the spinous processes or migration of interspinous devices did not happen in any patient.
The distance from the supraglenoid tubercle to the spinous process was largest in individuals with Type I (flat inferior surface) acroinia while acromial length and length of the spinous processes was most increased with Type II (curved inferior surface) acroinia (Table I).
The spinous process play a role in screw placement in traumatic and degenerative lesions (Rao et al.).
The limited scholarship analyzing these traits in connection with ancestral groups allowed for minimal bias during analysis, with the exception of the bifurcation of the spinous processes (Asvat 2012; Cunningham 1886; Duray et al.
--angle of lumbar lordosis: angle formed by the apex of lumbar lordosis and the Th12 and L5 spinous processes,
Modified Marmot operation versus spinous process transverse cutting laminectomy for lumbar spinal stenosis.
One complication of this is that the spinous processes rotate into the concavity so that the degree of the scoliotic curve is usually greater than what is appreciated by visualizing or palpating the spinous processes.
The exclusion criteria were body mass index [greater than or equal to]40kg/[m.sup.2], severe osteoporosis, lumbar fracture, preoperative SVA>4 cm, spondylolisthesis grades [greater than or equal to]II or spondylolytic lesion, and acquired spinous process insufficiency in the supradjacent segment cephalad to instrumentation.
Under aseptic conditions, a high frequency linear transducer was placed on the spinous process at T8 level on the parasagittal plane and then slid 2.5-3 cm laterally to visualise the transverse process and erector spinae muscle.
According to the imaging examination results, the fracture plane was taken as the center and an incision was cut around facet joint, cone plate and spinous process through posterior midline approach.