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1

What are some examples of destructive lesions of the vertebral body?

tuberculosis, hemangioma, osteoporosis

2

What may reduce the impact of intervertebral disc loss of integrity on the intervertebral foramen in the cervical and thoracic spine?

the joint of Luschka in the verticals, the costocentral joint in the thoracics

3

What are examples of osteophyte formation that influence the intervertebral foramen?

the bony spurs of the vertebral body and para-articular processes on the lamina

4

What are examples of acquired alterations of the spinal curves identified in class?

obesity, pregnancy and the use of heavy backpacks

5

What is the recommended weight of a backpack compared to individual weight for the developing spine?

backpack weight should not exceed 10% individual body weight