Lateral Curvature of the Spine and Pelvic Deviations

Lateral Curvature of the Spine and Pelvic Deviations

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1905 edition. Excerpt: ...which is the pristine factor, yet the following, which is the outcome of considerable study, may be offered to the reader, not as a definitive, but rather as a tentative explanation of the different origins of scoliosis. Certain curves of the dorsal region were at p. 25 described as 'weight-bearing and avocation curves.' Others in the same part of the figure were shown to be due to respiratory troubles, and there are doubtless a few other origins of the evil. The far larger number of S curves begin at the loin; the defect there is in some instances immediately, even simultaneously, productive of dorsal curve in the opposite direction, yet in the majority of cases that sequela is of slower advent, in the following manner: The lumbar curvature, by encroaching on higher parts of the column, becomes total, and this, when such a degree is reached as to contravene the laws of balance (see Appendix VIII.), transforms itself of necessity into the S form. Lumbar curvature is, in my opinion, always due to one of the three pelvic malpositions. Obliquity and amesiality produce primarily lateral deviation; version causes rotation. Or to two, amesiality and version being the most common combination. CHAPTER VI TREATMENT OF PELVIC DEVIATIONS When the surgeon examining a scoliotic patient has verified a deviated pelvis, whereon the spinal malformity depends, his most pressing aim will be to correct the faulty posture in the former part of the body, and, of course, he must be guided as to choice of remedial measures by the particulaj posture he has detected. Permanent pelvic obliquity, when due to uneven growth of the limbs, cannot by surgery be corrected. The evil effect on the spine may, however, be prevented by means that will find more appropriate place in...
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  • English
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  • 9781236651211