spinous process


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spinous process

n.
The long rearward projection from the arch of a vertebra that provides a point of attachment for muscles and ligaments.
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For instance, the inferior scapular tip lies closer to the T8 rather than T7 spinous process, as is commonly thought.
Clinical and radiological outcomes of segmental spinal fusion in transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion with spinous process tricortical autograft.
In adolescence, secondary ossification centers, which lie in the spinous process, transverse process, articular process, and the endplate of vertebral body, complete the growth of the vertebral column.
In the median group, the needle was inserted below the lower edge of the spinous process of the selected upper vertebrae, and then 15 mg marcaine 0/5% was injected.
Palpation of her L4 spinous process greatly exacerbated her pain, as did rolling from a decubitus to supine position.
7) Due to the commonality of spondylolysis, extensive literature exists discussing the correlation between spondylolysis and hyperextension injuries in dancers; however, there is a paucity of literature regarding spinous process apophyseal injuries resulting from repetitive hyperextension.
Isolated lamina and spinous process fractures at C2 are rare.
There was the spinous process of C3, which was a minimally displaced fracture at the tip of C3 and a compression fracture of T6 (thoracic vertebrae).
A radiograph of the dorsolumbar spine revealed an unfused spinous process of the L5 vertebra.
The device is guided along the midline of the spine, starting at the spinous process and finishing at the top of the anal crease.
M2 EQUITYBITES-August 24, 2012-Alphatec Spine Inc unveils the BridgePoint Spinous Process Fixation System in the medical market(C)2012 M2 COMMUNICATIONS http://www.