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lordosis

[lȯr‚dō·səs]
(medicine)
Exaggerated forward curvature of the lumbar spine.
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In terms of TK, TLJA, and LL, lordosis was defined as positive and kyphosis as negative.
Amongst the various angles measured, sacral inclination appeared to be a more important determinant of the degree of lumbar lordosis.
lordosis and the shorter footprint version (32mm) will offer great flexibility in treating patients with smaller anatomies.
The purpose of placing cages is to restore disc height and lumbar lordosis to keep the ligaments in appropriate tension.
A statistically significant difference was also observed between the depth values describing lumbar lordosis in the analyzed positions and higher values of this variable were recorded when the participants were sitting on the rehabilitation ball (-0.
Lordosis angle (LA) was calculated according to the following formula:
Mattox, Lucente, McIntyre, Miklos, and Tomezsko (2000) studied patients with POP and abnormal spinal curves and concluded that loss of lordosis was a significant risk factor for development of POP.
Multifactorial etiology including foraminal stenosis and posterior shift of the spinal cord due to laminectomy and unintentionally gained lordosis with posterior fusion may be responsible causes for the palsy.
Walking increases extension while the inferior limb situated posteriorly rotates the pelvis accentuating the lumbar lordosis.
Lumbar Lordosis Measurement: A New Method Versus Cobb Technique, Spine 23(1): 74-79.
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