What does scoliosis look like?WWhat does scoliosis look like?What does scoliosis look like?EnglishOrthopaedics/MusculoskeletalChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)Vertebrae;SpineMuscular system;Skeletal systemConditions and diseasesAdult (19+)NA2008-06-01T04:00:00ZSandra Donaldson, BA;Reinhard Zeller, MD, ScD, FRCSC5.0000000000000086.0000000000000374.000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>There are five different curve patterns in the spines of teenagers with scoliosis. Learn about these, and other physical changes that can occur.</p><p>There are three parts to the spine: the cervical spine (neck), the thoracic spine (mid back), and the lumbar spine (low back). The spine should look relatively straight when viewed from the front or back. Scoliosis is when the spine curves sideways, usually into the shape of an <em>S</em> or a <em>C</em>. An S-shaped curve is also called a double curve. A C-shaped curve is also called a single curve.<br></p><h2> Key points </h2><ul><li> The spine is made up of the cervical spine (neck), the thoracic spine (mid back) and the lumbar spine (low back). </li><li> Scoliosis is when the spine curves sideways, typically into an S-shape (a double curve) or a C-shape (single curve). </li><li> There are 5 main curve patterns.</li><li> A curve in the spine is accompanied by changes to the rib cage, shoulders and hips. As the curve in the spine increases, the spine and ribs twist, making the ribs more pronounced on one side of the body (a "rib prominence.")<br></li></ul>
De quoi a l’air la scoliose?DDe quoi a l’air la scoliose?What does scoliosis look like?FrenchOrthopaedics/MusculoskeletalChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)Vertebrae;SpineMuscular system;Skeletal systemConditions and diseasesAdult (19+)NA2008-06-01T04:00:00ZSandra Donaldson, BA;Reinhard Zeller, MD, ScD, FRCSC5.0000000000000086.0000000000000374.000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>La colonne vertébrale des adolescents atteints de scoliose peut présenter cinq grands types de courbures. Découvrez-les ainsi que d’autres changements qui peuvent se produire.</p><p>La colonne est divisée en trois parties : la colonne cervicale (cou), la colonne thoracique (milieu du dos) et la colonne lombaire (bas du dos). La colonne devrait avoir l’air relativement droite quand on la regarde de face ou de derrière. De ces points de vue, une colonne atteinte de scoliose présente une courbure sur le côté, habituellement en forme de S ou de C. On appelle une courbure en forme de S une double courbure. Une courbure en forme de C est aussi appelée une courbure simple.</p><h2> À retenir </h2> <ul><li> La colonne est composée de la colonne cervicale (cou), de la colonne thoracique (milieu du dos) et de la colonne lombaire (bas du dos).</li> <li>Une colonne atteinte de scoliose présente une courbure sur le côté, habituellement en forme de S (une double courbure) ou de C (une courbure simple).</li> <li>In existe cinq grands types de courbures.</li> <li> Une courbure de la colonne vertébrale s’accompagne de changements au niveau de la cage thoracique, des épaules et des hanches. À mesure que la courbure augmente, la colonne vertébrale et les côtes commencent à se plier, rendant les côtes plus apparentes d’un côté du corps (une « protubérance des côtes »).</li></ul>

 

 

What does scoliosis look like?2009.00000000000What does scoliosis look like?What does scoliosis look like?WEnglishOrthopaedics/MusculoskeletalChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)Vertebrae;SpineMuscular system;Skeletal systemConditions and diseasesAdult (19+)NA2008-06-01T04:00:00ZSandra Donaldson, BA;Reinhard Zeller, MD, ScD, FRCSC5.0000000000000086.0000000000000374.000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>There are five different curve patterns in the spines of teenagers with scoliosis. Learn about these, and other physical changes that can occur.</p><p>There are three parts to the spine: the cervical spine (neck), the thoracic spine (mid back), and the lumbar spine (low back). The spine should look relatively straight when viewed from the front or back. Scoliosis is when the spine curves sideways, usually into the shape of an <em>S</em> or a <em>C</em>. An S-shaped curve is also called a double curve. A C-shaped curve is also called a single curve.<br></p><h2> Key points </h2><ul><li> The spine is made up of the cervical spine (neck), the thoracic spine (mid back) and the lumbar spine (low back). </li><li> Scoliosis is when the spine curves sideways, typically into an S-shape (a double curve) or a C-shape (single curve). </li><li> There are 5 main curve patterns.</li><li> A curve in the spine is accompanied by changes to the rib cage, shoulders and hips. As the curve in the spine increases, the spine and ribs twist, making the ribs more pronounced on one side of the body (a "rib prominence.")<br></li></ul><p>There are five main curve patterns:</p><h3>Type I curve</h3><p>An S-shaped curve that involves the thoracic (mid-back) and lumbar (low back) spine. There are two curves. The <em>lumbar curve (low back) is bigger</em> than the thoracic curve (mid-back).</p> <figure class="swf-asset-c-80"> <span class="asset-image-title">Scoliosis surgery: Before and after (Type 1)</span> <div class="asset-animation"> src="https://akhpub.aboutkidshealth.ca/Style%20Library/akh/swfanimations/swf.html?swffile=Scoliosis_BvsA01_MED_ANI_En.swf" </div> </figure> <h3>Type II curve</h3><p>An S-shaped curve that involves the thoracic and lumbar spine. There are two curves. The <em>thoracic curve is bigger</em> than the lumbar curve.</p> <figure class="swf-asset-c-80"> <span class="asset-image-title">Scoliosis surgery: Before and after (Type 2)</span> <div class="asset-animation"> src="https://akhpub.aboutkidshealth.ca/Style%20Library/akh/swfanimations/swf.html?swffile=Scoliosis_BvsA02_MED_ANI_En.swf" </div> </figure> <h3>Type III curve</h3><p>A shorter, C-shaped curve that involves the thoracic spine.</p> <figure class="swf-asset-c-80"> <span class="asset-image-title">Scoliosis surgery: Before and after (Type 3)</span> <div class="asset-animation"> src="https://akhpub.aboutkidshealth.ca/Style%20Library/akh/swfanimations/swf.html?swffile=Scoliosis_BvsA03_MED_ANI_En.swf" </div> </figure> <h3>Type IV curve</h3><p>A longer, C-shaped curve that involves the thoracic and lumbar spine.</p> <figure class="swf-asset-c-80"> <span class="asset-image-title">Scoliosis surgery: Before and after (Type 4)</span> <div class="asset-animation"> src="https://akhpub.aboutkidshealth.ca/Style%20Library/akh/swfanimations/swf.html?swffile=Scoliosis_BvsA04_MED_ANI_En.swf" </div> </figure> <h3>Type V curve</h3><p>An S-shaped curve that has two curves in the thoracic spine. The mid-thoracic curve is bigger than the upper thoracic curve.</p> <figure class="swf-asset-c-80"> <span class="asset-image-title">Scoliosis surgery: Before and after (Type 5)</span> <div class="asset-animation"> src="https://akhpub.aboutkidshealth.ca/Style%20Library/akh/swfanimations/swf.html?swffile=Scoliosis_BvsA05_MED_ANI_En.swf" </div> </figure> <h2>Physical changes to the body</h2><p>When a curve in the spine develops, there are also changes to the rib cage, shoulders, and hips. As the curve(s) in the spine start to increase in size, the spine begins to twist. The ribs, which are attached to the spine, also twist. The ribs become more curved or more pronounced on one side of the body. This is called a rib prominence. </p><p>A rib prominence can be clearly seen when the teen with scoliosis bends over to touch their toes. The rib prominence is much higher on the side where the spine is curved. In larger curves, the rib cage may twist so much that the chest may push forward on one side.</p><p>Some girls may also notice that one breast is larger than the other. The shoulders are also affected. Usually one shoulder is higher than the other. Sometimes, in more severe curves, the shoulder is also pushed forward. Depending on the location of the curve(s), one hip may be higher than the other. Alternately, one hip may appear to be pushed forward on one side.</p>What does scoliosis look like?

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