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Forum Name: Spinal problems and back pain

Question: medical terminology question

 disabledvet - Fri Dec 02, 2005 2:23 am

What is the medical definition [medical terminology] for an adult who developed scoliosis due to a direct result of a long standing disuse of an upper extremity? For example, a scoliosis brought about by an arm paralysis that has been long standing perhaps for over 10 years?
 Dr. Safaa Mahmoud - Tue Aug 08, 2006 1:02 pm

User avatar Hello,
Scoliosis is deviation of the spine to one side.

There are two types of scoliosis:

1. Mobile or transient scoliosis which are subdivided into:
a) Postural scoliosis
b) Compensatory scoliosis this occur in patient with unilateral (one sided) problems in the limb, neck etc.
c) Sciatic scoliosis

2. Structural or permanent scoliosis which are sub divided into:
a) Idiopathic
b) Congenital
c) Paralytic and
d) Scoliosis from multiple neurofibromatosis

Hope you find this information useful.
Best regards,

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