TITLE

scoliosis

PUB. DATE
January 2005
SOURCE
Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary;2005, p1959
SOURCE TYPE
Book
DOC. TYPE
Reference Entry
ABSTRACT
A definition of the term "scoliosis" is presented. It refers to a lateral curvature of the spine, which consists of two curves, the original abnormal curve and a compensatory curve in the opposite direction. The spinal condition may be treated through the use of a brace to straighten the abnormal spinal curvature or with corrective orthopedic surgery.
ACCESSION #
21245076

 

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