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The Living Skeleton: Spine

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Normal

Normal cervical spine; composite lateral and anterior-posterior views

Normal

Normal cat scan of throacic vertebra

Normal

Normal thoracic and lumbar vertebrae (elderly adult) with evidence of osteoporosis (reduced bone density)

Scoliosis

Scoliosis of the thoracic spine (adolescent). Black pen marks represent physician's technique for measuring angle of thoracic curve. This much curve is usually treated with surgery.

Fracture

Cat scan of fractured lumbar vertebra. This type of fracture is called a burst fracture and may result from a fall.

Fracture:
Post- surgery

Surgical fixation of lumbar burst fracture pictured above; anterior-posterior view

Fracture:
Post- surgery

Surgical fixation of lumbar burst fracture pictured above; lateral view


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