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By Blandine Calais-Germain

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ISBN-13: 9780939616572

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External appearance of these curvatures can be affected by overlying "soft" structures. Example: a person with large buttocks may appear to have more pronounced lordosis than a person with small buttocks. However, The vertebral column is attached to other skeletal X-rays could reveal iden- structures: the base of the tical lumbar curvatures, cranium, the ribs, and the as shown in these two illustrations. pelvis (ilium). THE 36 TRUNK Vertebral structure Each vertebra consists of two main parts: the massive body (anterior), and the vertebral arch (posterior).

It "wants" to slide forward. Notice that this tendency is opposed by the contact between the articular facets of S1 and the inferior articular processes of L5. LUMBOSACRAL JOINT 57 There are iliolumbar ligaments connecting the transverse processes of L5 and L4 to the iliac crest. These ligaments tend to oppose sidebending. From the side, you can see that the ligament from L4 is oriented posteroinferiorly, while that from L5 runs more anteroinferiorly. Thus, the L4 ligament is stretched and the L5 ligament relaxed during flexion...

T1 has a facet near the top, and an inferior facet. T2 through T9 each have superior and inferior facets. In this T10 through T12 region, the facets each have one facet. of the articular processes are round and flat. The articular facets are oriented postero-superolaterally on the superior articular processes, and anteroinferomedially on the inferior processes. This arrangement permits flexion, extension, and sidebending. These facets are located approximately on the circumference of a circle whose center would be the center of the vertebral body.

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