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What names are given to conditions associated with abnormal curves of the vertebral column?

lordosis, kyphosis, scoliosis

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What is the definition of lordosis?

a forward bending condition

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What is the definition of kyphosis?

a humpback or hunchback condition

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What is the definition of scoliosis?

a warped or crooked condition

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What is the direction of the curve deviation in lordosis?

to the anterior

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What is the direction of the curve deviation in kyphosis?

to the posterior

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What clinical examples of abnormal curvatures along the vertebral column were stressed in class?

military neck, humpback or hunchback, and swayback

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What are the curve classifications for military neck?

a kyphosis or hypolordotic curve

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What are the curve classifications for humpback or hunchback?

a kyphosis or hyperkyphotic curve

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What are the curve classifications for swayback?

a lordosis or hyperlordotic curve

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What is the more complete, accepted definition of scoliosis?

an abnormal lateral curve coupled with axial rotation

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What are the classifications or scoliosis according to the Scoliosis Research Society?*

magnitude, location, direction, etiology, structural scoliosis and non-structural scoliosis

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What does magnitude of scoliosis refer to?

the length and angle of the curve deviation on x-ray

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What does location of scoliosis infer?

the location on the vertebral segment forming the apex of the curve deviation

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What does direction of scoliosis refer to?

the side the convexity of the curve will bend toward

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What does etiology of scoliosis mean?

the cause of the scoliosis

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What is the classification of scoliosis that is unique to the individual patient?

idiopathic scoliosis

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What is the incidence of idiopathic scoliosis in the population?

1% to 4% of the population

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Based on the age of onset, what are the types of idiopathic scoliosis?

infantile, juvenile, and adolescent

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What is the age range for infantile idiopathic scoliosis?

from birth to 3 years old

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What is the age range for juvenile idiopathic scoliosis?

from 3 years old to 10 years old

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What is the age range for adolescent idiopathic scoliosis?

over 10 years

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identify the curve direction, location, gender bias and incidence of infantile idiopathic scoliosis?

left thoracic, male, less than 1% incidence

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identify the curve direction, location, gender bias and incidence of juvenile idiopathic scoliosis?

right thoracic, females over 6 years old, and 12% - 21% incidence

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identify the curve direction, location, gender bias and incidence of adolescent idiopathic scoliosis?

right thoracic or right thoracic and left lumbar, females, 80% incidence

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What is the genetic factor associated with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis?

an autosomal dominant factor that runs in families

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What is the relationship between curve deviation, incidence, and curve worsening?

the greater the deviation, the lower the incidence, and the more likely to worsen

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