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What does scoliosis look like?WWhat does scoliosis look like?What does scoliosis look like in teens?EnglishOrthopaedics/MusculoskeletalChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)Vertebrae;SpineMuscular system;Skeletal systemConditions and diseasesTeen (13-18 years)NA2008-06-01T04:00:00ZSandra Donaldson, BA;Unni G. Narayanan, MBBS, MSc, FRCSC;James G. Wright, MD, MPH, FRCSC000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>There are five different curve patterns in the spines of teenagers with scoliosis. Learn about these, and other physical changes that can occur.</p><h2>Curve patterns</h2> <p>There are three parts to the spine: the cervical spine (neck), the thoracic spine (mid back), and the lumbar spine (low back). The spine should look relatively straight when viewed from the front or back. Scoliosis is when the spine curves sideways, usually into the shape of an <em>S</em> or a <em>C</em>. An S-shaped curve is also called a double curve. A C-shaped curve is also called a single curve. </p>
À quoi ressemble une scoliose?ÀÀ quoi ressemble une scoliose?What does scoliosis look like in teens?FrenchOrthopaedics/MusculoskeletalChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)Vertebrae;SpineMuscular system;Skeletal systemConditions and diseasesTeen (13-18 years)NA2008-06-01T04:00:00ZSandra Donaldson, BA;Unni G. Narayanan, MBBS, MSc, FRCSC;James G. Wright, MD, MPH, FRCSC000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>Il existe cinq différents types de courbures dans la colonne d’adolescents atteints de scoliose. Tu en apprendras davantage à leur sujet et sur d’autres changements physiques qui peuvent se présenter.</p><h2>Types de courbures</h2> <p>La colonne est divisée en 4 parties : les vertèbres cervicales (cou), les vertèbres thoraciques (milieu du dos) et lombaires (bas du dos) et le sacrum. La colonne devrait avoir l’air relativement droite quand on la regarde de face ou de derrière. De ces points de vue, une colonne vertébrale atteinte de scoliose présente une courbure sur le côté, habituellement en forme de <em>S</em> ou de <em>C</em>. On appelle une courbure en forme de S une double courbure. Une courbure en forme de C est donc une courbure simple. </p>

 

 

What does scoliosis look like?2784.00000000000What does scoliosis look like?What does scoliosis look like in teens?WEnglishOrthopaedics/MusculoskeletalChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)Vertebrae;SpineMuscular system;Skeletal systemConditions and diseasesTeen (13-18 years)NA2008-06-01T04:00:00ZSandra Donaldson, BA;Unni G. Narayanan, MBBS, MSc, FRCSC;James G. Wright, MD, MPH, FRCSC000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>There are five different curve patterns in the spines of teenagers with scoliosis. Learn about these, and other physical changes that can occur.</p><h2>Curve patterns</h2> <p>There are three parts to the spine: the cervical spine (neck), the thoracic spine (mid back), and the lumbar spine (low back). The spine should look relatively straight when viewed from the front or back. Scoliosis is when the spine curves sideways, usually into the shape of an <em>S</em> or a <em>C</em>. An S-shaped curve is also called a double curve. A C-shaped curve is also called a single curve. </p><strong> <p>There are five main curve patterns:</p></strong> <h3>Type I curve<br></h3><p>An S-shaped curve that involves the thoracic (mid-back) and lumbar (low back) spine. There are two curves. The <em>lumbar curve (low back) is bigger</em> than the thoracic curve (mid-back).<br></p> <figure class="swf-asset-c-80"> <span class="asset-image-title">Scoliosis surgery: Before and after (Type 1)</span> <div class="asset-animation"> src="/Style%20Library/AKH/swfanimations/swf.html?swffile=Scoliosis_BvsA01_MED_ANI_En.swf" </div></figure> <h3>Type II curve<br></h3><p>An S-shaped curve that involves the thoracic and lumbar spine. There are two curves. The <em>thoracic curve is bigger</em> than the lumbar curve.</p> <figure class="swf-asset-c-80"> <span class="asset-image-title">Scoliosis surgery: Before and after (Type 2)</span> <div class="asset-animation"> src="/Style%20Library/AKH/swfanimations/swf.html?swffile=Scoliosis_BvsA02_MED_ANI_En.swf" </div> </figure> <h3>Type III curve</h3><p>A shorter, C-shaped curve that involves the thoracic spine.</p> <figure class="swf-asset-c-80"> <span class="asset-image-title">Scoliosis surgery: Before and after (Type 3)</span> <div class="asset-animation"> src="/Style%20Library/AKH/swfanimations/swf.html?swffile=Scoliosis_BvsA03_MED_ANI_En.swf" </div> </figure> <h3>Type IV curve</h3><p>A longer, C-shaped curve that involves the thoracic and lumbar spine.</p> <figure class="swf-asset-c-80"> <span class="asset-image-title">Scoliosis surgery: Before and after (Type 4)</span> <div class="asset-animation"> src="/Style%20Library/AKH/swfanimations/swf.html?swffile=Scoliosis_BvsA04_MED_ANI_En.swf" </div> </figure> <h3>Type V curve</h3><p>An S-shaped curve that has two curves in the thoracic spine. The mid-thoracic curve is bigger than the upper thoracic curve.</p> <figure class="swf-asset-c-80"> <span class="asset-image-title">Scoliosis surgery: Before and after (Type 5)</span> <div class="asset-animation"> src="/Style%20Library/AKH/swfanimations/swf.html?swffile=Scoliosis_BvsA05_MED_ANI_En.swf" </div> </figure> <h2>Physical changes to the body</h2><p>When a curve in the spine develops, there are also changes to the rib cage, shoulders, and hips. As the curve(s) in the spine start to increase in size, the spine begins to twist. The ribs, which are attached to the spine, also twist. The ribs become more curved or more pronounced on one side of the body. This is called a rib prominence. </p><p>A rib prominence can be clearly seen when the teen with scoliosis bends over to touch their toes. The rib prominence is much higher on the side where the spine is curved. In larger curves, the rib cage may twist so much that the chest may push forward on one side. </p><p>Some females may also notice that one breast is larger than the other. The shoulders are also affected. Usually one shoulder is higher than the other. Sometimes, in more severe curves, the shoulder is also pushed forward. Depending on the location of the curve(s), one hip may be higher than the other. Alternately, one hip may appear to be pushed forward on one side.</p>