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Ch. 9 part B-4

pathologic indication of the spine

QuestionAnswer
Ankylosing spondylitis A form of rheumatoid arthritis
Clay shoveler's fracture Avulsion fracture of the spinous process of C7
Unilateral subluxation Produces the "bow tie" sign
Kyphosis Abnormal or exaggerated convex curvature of the thoracic spine
Scheuermann disease Mild form of scoliosis and kyphosis developing during adolescence
Scoliosis Abnormal lateral curvature of the spine
Jefferson fracture Impact fracture from axial loading of the anterior and posterior arch of C1
Teardrop burst fracture Comminuted fracture of the vertebral body with posterior fragments displaced into the spinal canal
Hangman's fracture Fracture through the pedicles and anterior arch of C2 with forward displacement upon C3
Spondylytis Inflammation of the vertebrae
Created by: Mr. Massive