Vertebral Column

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  1. Functions of Spine
    • A.
    • Weight support

    • B.
    • Shock absorber

    • C.
    • Transfer weight to pelvis

    • D.
    • Balance

    • E.
    • Bipedal locomotion

    • F.
    • Protect spinal cord and nerves
  2. The vertebral column
    houses and protects
  3. the spinal cord and
    nerves
  4. Typical Vertebra
    • A.
    • Body

    • B.
    • Arch

    • 1.
    • lamina

    • 2.
    • pedicles

    • a.
    • superior vertebral notch

    • b.
    • inferior vertebral notch

    • 3.
    • vertebral canal

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  7. SPINA BIFIDA
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    • usually involves 1 vertebra (L4 or S1
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  11. Where does the vertebral artey go through?
    • Cervical Vertebrae
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  12. Abnormal curvatures of the spine
    • 1.kyphosis -hunchback, dowager’s
    • hump


    2. lordosis- Exaggerated secondary curvature in the lumbar region






    • 3. scoliosis- lateral
    • curvature of the spine
  13. 1.kyphosis -hunchback, dowager’s hump ( Causes)
    Congenital, Occupational, osteoperosis, TB, Fractures, degenerating disc
  14. 2. lordosis- Exaggerated secondary curvature in the lumbar region (causes)
    Pregency or obesity
  15. 3. scoliosis- lateral curvature of the spine
    1.hemi-vertebra

    • 2. a short
    • leg

    • 3. polio,
    • stroke, herniated disc
  16. Idiopathic
    Unknown
  17. A decrease in the size of the thoracic
    cage can
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  25. What 2 joints are associated with the spine
    • 1.Zygophyseal
    • (synovial)

    2. Intervertebral disc (symphysis)
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  27. Zygophyseal joint
    • Connects the Superior and Posterior articular process
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  28. The intervertebral
    discs account for about ____of the length of the vertebral column
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  29. The intervertebral
    disc consist of:
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  30. The Nucleus Pulposus:
    • a. is derived from the
    • notochord
    • b. is filled with a fibrogelatinous pulp (containing 80%
    • water in youth)
    • c. changes with age (looses water &
    • turgidity
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  34. Prolapsed Intervertebral Disc occur
    • occur at lower cervical & lumbar
    • regions
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Vertebral Column
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2010-09-06 03:58:12
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