thoracolumbar junction


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thoracolumbar junction

the part of the vertebral column from the eleventh thoracic vertebra to the first lumbar vertebra. Here the spinal curvature changes from kyphosis to lordosis and the orientation of the facet joints changes from coronal to sagittal.
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Forced lordosis on t thoracolumbar junction can correct coronal plane deformity in adolescents with double major curve pattern idiopathic scoliosis.
Palpation revealed moderate pain throughout her paraspinal muscles from cervicothoracic junction to thoracolumbar junction, reproducing her chief complaint.
Conclusion: Thoracolumbar junction injuries are common in young male patients.
Anterior hemivertebrae at L1 and L2 that were displaced posteriorly resulting in mild to moderate central stenosis and focal kyphosis at the thoracolumbar junction,
SK was located at the thoracolumbar junction (T10-T12), where the CM was involved in the compression caused by OLF.
4) Mechanical failure of the spinal column following high-energy trauma frequently occurs at the thoracolumbar junction as a result of its transitional anatomy and biomechanical environment.
Motion and static palpation revealed segmental restrictions at the thoracolumbar junction.
The neurological symptoms in burst fracture or osteoporotic vertebral collapse of thoracolumbar junction are variedly.
Anterior approaches to thoracolumbar junction of the spine by retroperitoneal, extrrapleural technique.
CONCLUSION:The thoracolumbar junction is the most common level affected (45%), lumbar (20%), lumbosacral (20%) & sacral (10%).
The level of injury was thoracic spine (T5-T11) in 7, thoracolumbar junction (T12-L1) in 24 and lumbar spine (L 2 -L 5) in 5 patients.