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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  Read More →

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  Read More →

SIP (10-6-2015)

Sickness Impact Profile. A measure of the effects of an illness on discomfort and quality of life  Read More →

SEP (10-6-2015)

Sensory evoked potentials. Used in electrodiagnosis  Read More →

Sclerotomes (10-6-2015)

The cluster of cells that are the primordial embryonic structures of the vertebral-related tissues  Read More →

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  Read More →

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  Read More →

Scheuermann’s disease (10-6-2015)

Adolescent dorsal epiphyseal aseptic necrosis of the endplates of vertebral bodies (osteochondritis deformans)  Read More →

Subgluteus maximus trochanteric bursa (10-6-2015)

lies just beneath the gluteus maximus muscle over the inferior slope of the greater trochanter  Read More →

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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