structural scoliosis


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structural scoliosis

An irreversible lateral spinal curvature that has a fixed rotation. The vertebral bodies rotate toward the convexity of the curve; the rotation results in a posterior rib hump in the thoracic region on the convex side of the curve. In structural scoliosis, the spine does not straighten when the patient bends.
See also: scoliosis
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Some structural scoliosis abnormalities are not responsive to treatment with bracing or a body cast.
(18) Sometimes these types are classified as transient structural scoliosis. (9) Sciatic scoliosis results when patients experience a painful sciatic nerve and try to position themselves to lessen the pain, creating a compensatory spinal curve.
(12.) Chuma A, Kitahara H, Minami S, Goto S, takaso M, Moriva H: Structural scoliosis model in dogs with experimentally induced syringomyelia.
* Structural scoliosis: A fixed curve that doctors treat case by case.

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