spinous process


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spinous process

[′spī·nəs ‚prä·səs]
(anatomy)
Any slender, sharp-pointed projection on a bone.
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The transducer is positioned longitudinally 1-2 cm lateral to the spinous process, and the ultrasound beam is directed towards the midline of the spine by tilting the transducer slightly medial (Figure 5).
The intention of all these implants is designed to maintain certain distraction between the spinous processes. Nevertheless, the development of interspinous fusion devices (IFD) is intended to be an alternative to pedicle screw fixation system and to aid in the stabilization of the spine with interbody fusion.
Although the distance from the supraglenoid tubercle to the spinous process was greatest in rhomboid subacromial spaces, the acromial length and the distance from the inferior surface of the anterior acromial tip to the spinous process was highest in triangular spaces (Table I).
A study by Meier et al found that thumb pressure to the lumbar spinous processes had relatively immediate responses in the cortex and cerebellum.
Caption: Figure 2 Spring test on the spinous processes; can also be used as a graded mobilization technique.
Electrodes for the lumbar erector spinae muscles were placed 3 cm lateral to the third lumbar spinous process and were oriented in a superior-inferior direction [37].
Lamina transverse length: The distance between anterior margin of the spinous process and lateral margin of the superior articular process (Bazaldua Cruz et al.)
These traits include C3 and C4 spinous process bifurcation, the septal aperture, the third trochanter, and the anterior and middle calcaneal facets.
The formetric measurement of the course of spinous processes and vertebral rotation demonstrates a high degree of compatibility with CT-based calculations of the Raimondi angle [10,11].
Dominant arm of the participant was kept approximately 20[degrees] abduction, and the arm length was measured from the C7 spinous process to the ulnar styloid process.
This new block is performed at the level of the T5 spinous process under USG in the longitudinal probe orientation by using a linear probe and a sensory block spanning T3 to T9; the technique is done while the patient is in a sitting position [2].