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Spondylolysis (10-6-2015) A unilateral or bilateral congenital defect or stress fracture in the vertebral body, with no slippage of the vertebrae ... Continue Reading

Spondylolisthesis (10-6-2015) Weakening of a stress fracture in a vertebral body such that it is displaced forwards or backwards (retrolisthesis) relative to the vertebra below ... Continue Reading

SIP (10-6-2015) Sickness Impact Profile. A measure of the effects of an illness on discomfort and quality of life ... Continue Reading

SEP (10-6-2015) Sensory evoked potentials. Used in electrodiagnosis ... Continue Reading

Sclerotomes (10-6-2015) The cluster of cells that are the primordial embryonic structures of the vertebral-related tissues ... Continue Reading

Sciatic scoliosis (10-6-2015) A deviation of the trunk and hence the vertebrae to minimize pressure from the protrusion of a disk on a nerve root. Scoliosis may be either to the right or the left depending on the position of the disk protrusion and adjacent traumatized nerve root ... Continue Reading

Schmorl’s node (10-6-2015) Indentation of the superior or inferior bony endplate or flat surface of a vertebra due to a protrusion or herniation of disk tissue ... Continue Reading

Scheuermann’s disease (10-6-2015) Adolescent dorsal epiphyseal aseptic necrosis of the endplates of vertebral bodies (osteochondritis deformans) ... Continue Reading

Subgluteus maximus trochanteric bursa (10-6-2015) lies just beneath the gluteus maximus muscle over the inferior slope of the greater trochanter ... Continue Reading

Supportive care (08-21-2015)

Care given to improve the quality of life of patients who have a serious or life-threatening disease. The goal of supportive care is to prevent or treat as early as possible the symptoms of a disease, adverse effects caused by treatment of a disease,... Continue Reading

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