Eos Imaging wins FDA nod for spineEos 3D planning solution
EOS Imaging (EPA:EOSI) said it won pre-market approval from the FDA for its spineEos 3D planning software for spinal surgeries. Paris-based Eos won CE Mark approval in the European Union in February for the system, which is designed to use 3D imaging to create optimized treatment plans for pediatric patients with scoliosis and adults with spine conditions. “We believe that patients’ spines are complex 3D systems that need a personalized 3D planning of the intended surgery. We’re excited about the interest we’ve seen in our spineEOS planning software from surgeons inside and outside of our current in...
Source: Mass Device - April 12, 2016 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Imaging Regulatory/Compliance Spinal Eos Imaging Source Type: news
Mayo Clinic Q and A: Untreated Moderate to Severe Scoliosis May Continue to Progress
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: Is wearing a brace full-time the only treatment option for a child with scoliosis? What are the risks of not getting treatment? ANSWER: Although braces commonly are used to treat scoliosis, they aren’t the only option. The right treatment choice depends mainly on a person’s age and the size of the [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - April 11, 2016 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news
Link Between Age, Complications in Adult Scoliosis SurgeryLink Between Age, Complications in Adult Scoliosis Surgery
Does increasing age lead to a greater risk for complications associated with scoliosis surgery? Spine (Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines - April 5, 2016 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Orthopaedics Journal Article Source Type: news
Champion pool player turns pain into will to win
At 12 years old, my life changed when I was diagnosed with scoliosis. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - April 5, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Novel System Offers Less Invasive Treatment for Early-Onset Scoliosis
No abstract available (Source: Lippincott's Bone and Joint Newsletter)
Source: Lippincott's Bone and Joint Newsletter - March 19, 2016 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Snapshot Source Type: news
Is Scoliosis Preventable? Considering Geneticsâ€™ Impact
Untangling a complicated issue. (Source: U.S. News - Health)
Source: U.S. News - Health - March 17, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Han Jo Kim, M.D. Source Type: news
EOS Imaging wins CE Mark for spineEOS
EOS Imaging said today it won CE Mark approval in the European Union for its spineEOS 3D planning software for spinal surgery based on EOS bi-planar imaging. The spineEOS 3D planning sotware is designed to allow surgeons to use 3D-imaging to create optimized treatment plans for improved sagittal alignment for pediatric patients with Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis, and adults with degenerative or deformative spine conditions. “We are looking forward to highlighting our product offering at AAOS and share the value in the orthopaedic space of our EOS imaging platform and new EOSapps. These online 3D surgical planning s...
Source: Mass Device - February 29, 2016 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Imaging Regulatory/Clearance Spinal Eos Imaging Source Type: news
Southampton University cheerleader with curved spine has major surgery
Vikki Steele, 19, was diagnosed with scoliosis while she was still at school. She had titanium rods fitted to straighten her spine and is now part of Southampton University's cheerleading team. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 26, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Jumping for joy, cheerleader who feared her curved spine would end her dancing career has major surgery - and can even do the splitsÂ
Vikki Steele, 19, was diagnosed with scoliosis while she was still at school. She had titanium rods fitted to straighten her spine and is now part of Southampton University's cheerleading team. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 25, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Straightening Scoliosis: Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute
In this Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute we hear the story of a little boy with a bad case of scoliosis and what doctors did to treat him. To listen, click the link below. Straightening Scoliosis (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - February 18, 2016 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news
The Digitalization of Prosthetics Is Transforming How Wounded Service Members and Veterans Recover
This article originally appeared on Forbes. Check out my upcoming book, Identified. -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website. (Source: Science - The Huffington Post)
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - February 8, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news
Sharon Morrison was told her phone had given her kyphosis, a hunchback
Sharon Morrison was told by an osteopath that her mobile phone had given her kyphosis, otherwise known as a hunchback. Research suggests ‘text neck’ is becoming an epidemic. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 19, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Research reinforces call for early scoliosis detection, appropriate treatment
(American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons) In light of new research confirming the effectiveness of early and appropriate treatment for scoliosis, a newly revised position statement strongly supports timely screening and appropriate treatment to halt or minimize further curvature of the spine. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 13, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news
Scoliosis Spinal Curve Braces Prevents Progression & Surgery
Bracing often is recommended for adolescents diagnosed with idiopathic adolescent scoliosis, and a spinal curve between 25 and 45 degrees. When worn consistently and as directed, braces have been found to effectively halt or slow further progression of a spinal curve, often preventing surgery. (Source: Disabled World)
Source: Disabled World - January 11, 2016 Category: Disability Tags: Back Pain & Disk Treatment Source Type: news
Monitoring scoliosis patients on brace use prevents curve progression, surgery
Bracing often is recommended for adolescents diagnosed with idiopathic adolescent scoliosis, and a spinal curve between 25 and 45 degrees. When worn consistently and as directed, braces have been found to effectively halt or slow further progression of a spinal curve, often preventing surgery. However, experts say that monitoring the use of these braces is key for effective results. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - January 9, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news
NuVasive Buys Spinal Implant Maker Ellipse For $380 Million
Orthopedic surgical device company NuVasive has acquired spinal implant maker Ellipse Technologies for $380 million in cash upfront, plus a potential $30 million milestone payment in 2017. The transaction opens up the scoliosis correction market for NuVasive, a major player in surgical spine products that is looking to expand to other niche areas. (Source: Medical Design Online News)
Source: Medical Design Online News - January 7, 2016 Category: Medical Equipment Source Type: news
A Quality Analysis of Scoliosis Videos on YouTubeA Quality Analysis of Scoliosis Videos on YouTube
Is the online video sharing site a reliable place to find quality information on scoliosis? Spine (Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines - December 21, 2015 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Orthopaedics Journal Article Source Type: news
Preeti Kumari Rai with twisted spine hopes for surgery to correct her deformity
Preeti Kumari Rai, 17, from Faridabad, near New Delhi, was diagnosed with congenital scoliosis with severe deformity at age eight. She will \undergo major surgery next month to try and correct it. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 27, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Teenager with curved spine fulfills her dream of performing on a trapeze
Louise Stewart-Scott, 14, of Jersey, has Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, causing hypermobility and her joints to dislocate. She also suffers from scoliosis, an abnormal curvature in her spine. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 23, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Novel Wound Closure Technique Nearly Eliminates Infections After Scoliosis Surgery
Source: Lippincott’s Bone and Joint Newsletter - November 19, 2015 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Trends and Innovations Source Type: news
Our familyâ€™s story: Finding a second home after CLOVES diagnosis
Oliviah, Kollins and Adleigh In July 2013, our family of four crowded into a tiny room at the Women’s Health Clinic in Casper, Wyoming. We were so excited to find out if our third child would be a boy or a girl, and our daughters Adleigh and Oliviah had their own hopes. We had waited for this day for so long, and for our daughters, it seemed like an eternity. The day had finally come, and we all celebrated the fact that we would welcome a baby boy. Our excitement lasted just a few minutes, though, as our obstetrician noticed a “bump” underneath our baby boy’s right arm. We were ...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - November 17, 2015 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Kellan Holbrook Tags: Diseases & conditions Our patientsâ€™ stories parenting CLOVES Dr. Ahmad Alomari Dr. Cameron Trenor Dr. Steven Fishman rare disease Source Type: news
Plastic Cages for Adult Scoliosis: Itâ€™s a Miracle!
TAMPA. (Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Scoliosis — an abnormal curvature of the spine — doesn't just affect children. Some doctors think the number of cases among adults could rise in the next 20 years as people live longer. In most cases, surgery is the last option for patients, but now doctors are trying a new approach that could mean a better outcome. (Source: Medical Headlines From Ivanhoe.com)
Source: Medical Headlines From Ivanhoe.com - November 10, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Disrupting Today's Healthcare System
This week in San Diego, Singularity University is holding its Exponential Medicine Conference, a look at how technologists are redesigning and rebuilding today's broken healthcare system. Healthcare today is reactive, retrospective, bureaucratic and expensive. It's sick care, not healthcare. This blog is about why the $3 trillion healthcare system is broken and how we are going to fix it. First, the Bad News: Doctors spend $210 billion per year on procedures that aren’t based on patient need, but fear of liability. Americans spend, on average, $8,915 per person on healthcare – more than any other count...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - November 9, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Complexities of Geriatric Trauma Patients
LEARNING Objectives Learn about the pathophysiology of aging. Understand how pre-existing medical conditions affect the geriatric population. Relate the changes of aging to modifications in care for the elderly trauma patient. Summarize the effect of aging on the ability of the geriatric patient to compensate for shock. KEY Terms Anticoagulant: A substance or drug that prevents or delays coagulation. Antidopaminergic: A medication that blocks the release of dopamine Kyphosis: An abnormal condition of the vertebral column, characterized by increased convexity in the curvature o...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - November 2, 2015 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Twink Dalton, RN, NPM, MS, CNS Tags: Geriatrics Trauma Special Patients Patient Care Source Type: news
MassDevice.com +3 | The top 3 medtech stories for October 19, 2015
Say hello to MassDevice +3, a bite-sized view of the top three medtech stories of the day. This feature of MassDevice.com’s coverage highlights our 3 biggest and most influential stories from the day’s news to make sure you’re up to date on the headlines that continue to shape the medical device industry. 3. Baxter to expand in Arkansas, adds 225 jobs Baxter said it is expanding its facilities in Mountain Home, Ark., adding an estimated 25,000 square feet and 225 jobs. The company’s 550,000-square foot facility in Arkansas already employs 1,000, and is 1 of the company’s largest plasti...
Source: Mass Device - October 19, 2015 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: MassDevice Tags: News Well Plus 3 Source Type: news
Ellipse Technologies files for $75m IPO
Ellipse Technologies last week registered for an initial public offering that could fetch as much as $75 million for its magnetically adjustable orthopedic implants. Aliso Viejo, Calif.-based Ellipse has a pair of orthopedic surgery devices already on the market, the Magec-Eos spinal bracing and distraction system for early-onset scoliosis, and the Precice limb-lenthening system for treating limb length discrepancies. The systems are designed to allow physicians to use an external remote controller to adjust the size, shape, position and alignment of the devices after they’re implanted. Ellipse sa...
Source: Mass Device - October 19, 2015 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Funding Roundup Initial Public Offering (IPO) Orthopedics Ellipse Technologies Inc. Source Type: news
SpineGuard wins CE Mark approval for DSG platform
SpineGuard (EPA:ALSGD) said today it won CE Mark approval in the European Union for its DSG threaded drill system designed to eliminate the need for probe drilling during pedicle screw placement. The DSG system includes a DSG cannulated threaded drill, DSG pin with proprietary DSG bipolar sensor embedded and a DSG handle assembly which reads and translates signals from the sensor, the company said. “This novel application of our DSG technology is the fruit of a close collaboration between our R&D team and our expert consulting surgeons. In line with healthcare systems expectations, SpineGuard continues to b...
Source: Mass Device - September 30, 2015 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Orthopedics Regulatory/Compliance SpineGuard Source Type: news
Parentsâ€™ guide to back-to-school screenings
It’s that time of year. As children head off to school every fall, they’ll undergo a series of health screenings. Massachusetts requires public schools to conduct the following screenings: body mass index (or BMI), vision, hearing and scoliosis. Parents may have many questions: When are children screened? What’s normal? What’s not? How should parents handle results? Dr. Alexandra Epee-Bounya, from Boston Children’s Primary Care at Martha Eliot, reviews the ins and outs of various school screenings. Body mass index (BMI) screening BMI may be the most upsetting screening for parents and ...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - September 24, 2015 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Lisa Fratt Tags: parenting BMI Boston Children's Primary Care at Martha Eliot Dr. Alexandra Epee-Bounya scoliosis Source Type: news
Dynamic braces for kids with scoliosis now in development
(Columbia University School of Engineering and Applied Science) A team led by Sunil Agrawal, professor of mechanical engineering and of rehabilitation and regenerative medicine at Columbia Engineering, has won a $1 million grant from the NSF's National Robotics Initiative to develop a dynamic spine brace that is more flexible than the rigid braces now in use for treatment of scoliosis. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - September 17, 2015 Category: Biology Source Type: news
New Implant Offers Electrostimulation Treatment For Idiopathic Scoliosis
A consortium of European scientists has developed a prototype implant that could provide treatment for young adults suffering from idiopathic scoliosis. By delivering pulses to correct a nerve imbalance in the spinal cord, researchers believe that they could prevent life-threatening deformities with the minimally invasive new method. (Source: Medical Design Online News)
Source: Medical Design Online News - September 2, 2015 Category: Medical Equipment Source Type: news
ApiFix expands its European footprint
ApiFix said Wednesday it is opening new treatment centers in Italy, France and the Netherlands, which will use the company’s ApiFix minimally invasive system for adolescent idiopathic scoliosis. The system, which has CE Mark clearance for the European Union, has been used to treat over 50 patients since approval, according to the Israel-based company. “Scoliosis surgery is the most invasive procedure in spine. Now, there is a minimally invasive alternative for many of these children and adolescents. Scoliosis curve correction at one-to-three years follow-up is substantial for these adolescents. Equall...
Source: Mass Device - August 28, 2015 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Implants Spinal Surgical Apifix Source Type: news
New incision closure eliminates infection after scoliosis surgery
Stephen FellerNEW YORK, Aug. 20 (UPI) -- A new method of closing incisions after spinal fusion surgery for scoliosis nearly eliminated infections following the procedure in a test group. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - August 20, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
New method of closing the incision during scoliosis surgery nearly eliminates infections
Patients with scoliosis who undergo surgery may be less likely to develop an infection or other complications after the procedure when a novel wound closure technique is utilized, according to new study. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - August 20, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news
Combined Approach Shows Good Outcomes in Degenerative Lumbar Scoliosis
Source: Lippincott’s Bone and Joint Newsletter - August 20, 2015 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: CME Article Source Type: news
Teenager overcomes crippling scoliosis spinal condition to become a model
Tamara Shape, 18, from Chelmsford, Essex, was diagnosed with scoliosis, a painful disease which results in abnormal twisting of the spine. She spent years in agony and took painkillers daily. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 4, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
The Startling Truth About Why You Should Sit Up Straight
Text neck got you down? We don't blame you -- having good posture is really important. As this new TED-Ed video says, your posture is the "foundation for every movement your body makes." Your posture also has a lot to do with how well your body adapts to the stresses placed on it, like gravity, carrying weight and sitting in weird positions. So it makes sense that poor posture is pretty bad news. According to the video, poor posture inflicts extra wear and tear on joints and ligaments, increases the likelihood of accidents, makes organs like your lungs less efficient --hunching over can affect...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - August 3, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news
UPDATE: NuVasive beats The Street, closes DoJ probe
UPDATED July 30, 2015, with details on Justice Dept. probe. NuVasive Inc. (NSDQ:NUVA) posted 2nd-quarter earnings that topped expectations on Wall Street and closed out its $14 million settlement with the U.S. Justice Dept. San Diego-based NuVasive reported profits of $10.3 million, or 20¢ per share, on sales of $202.9 million for the 3 months ended June 30, marking a swing to profits from losses of -$4.1 million and 6.4% sales growth, compared with Q2 2014. Adjusted to exclude 1-time items, earnings per share were 31¢, a full 6¢ ahead of expectations on The Street. “We are pleased to re...
Source: Mass Device - July 30, 2015 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Legal News MassDevice Earnings Roundup Regulatory/Compliance Nuvasive Source Type: news
MassDevice.com +3 | The top 3 medtech stories for July 28, 2015
Say hello to MassDevice +3, a bite-sized view of the top three medtech stories of the day. This feature of MassDevice.com’s coverage highlights our 3 biggest and most influential stories from the day’s news to make sure you’re up to date on the headlines that continue to shape the medical device industry. 3. NYT op-eds: 21st Century Cures strengthens FDA The New York Times published 2 letters-to-the-editor supporting the 21st Century Cures act after releasing 2 op-eds slamming the act over the past week. The letters came from Marc Boutin, chief exec of the National Health Council and Stephen Ubl, ...
Source: Mass Device - July 28, 2015 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: MassDevice Tags: News Well Plus 3 Source Type: news
Teen girl stands tall for first time in 10 years after scoliosis diagnosis
At the age of six Amy Broughton, from East Cleveland, now 15, was diagnosed with severe scoliosis and her parents were warned without surgery her organs could be crushed and she could be left paralysed. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 28, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Medtronic canâ€™t shake spine surgeonâ€™s patent suit
Medtronic (NYSE:MDT) can’t shake an infringement lawsuit brought by a Nevada spine surgeon over patents covering the scoliosis treatment he created, but won’t be subject to pre-case damages on all of the patents, a federal judge ruled last week. Dr. Mark Barry sued in February 2014, alleging that Medtronic’s CD Horizon Legacy spinal system infringes the patents, all entitled “System and Method for Aligning Vertebrae in the Ameliorating of Aberrant Spinal Column Deviation Conditions,” according to court documents. They cover a method for aligning vertebrae with a tool t...
Source: Mass Device - July 28, 2015 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Legal News Patent Infringement medtronic Source Type: news
Preston couple reveal how they went from unfit to super-toned in 16 WEEKS
Paul Maddern, from Preston, felt 'down' after gaining three stone, while his bride-to-be, Abi, saw her weight creep up before having surgery to correct scoliosis so the pair hired a trainer to help them slim. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 21, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
My Fear of Shark Attacks
Jaws scarred me for life. What's scarier than a water-based horror movie with sharks? We can't see what is lurking beneath, and we certainly can't move as quickly as those predators. We don't have a chance! As a result, I've never liked going into the ocean, and that sentiment has intensified this summer. In North Carolina, there were eight shark attacks in one month. Now the beaches in New Jersey and Massachusetts are seeing sharks too! So, "just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water," it's not. Or, is it? Let's try to forget about Jaws for a minute (impossible, right)! Seriously, what are the re...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - July 20, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
My scoliosis story: Unbracedâ€¦after 2 years
Frustration. Exasperation. Annoyance. Those were some of the emotions that consumed me the first day I wore my brace. Frustrated that a crooked spine was interfering in my happy teenage life, frustrated that I felt restricted from my normal activities, and worst of all, frustrated that the end was nowhere in sight. There was no set duration, no calendar countdown; it seemed like an eternal waiting game. The initial days, weeks and months with my brace brought physical pain, sleepless nights and feelings of desolation and despair. It was painful to eat, as my stomach would press against the rigid plastic when it expanded. I...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - July 16, 2015 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Guest Blogger Tags: Our patientsâ€™ stories Teen health Boston Children's Hospital Spinal Program. DR. Timothy Hresko Embrace the Brace NOPCO scoliosis Source Type: news
Brave girl documents intense treatment for scoliosis that began aged 9 and required her to wear brace 23 hours a day before having her spine fused with titanium rods
Hannah was just 9-years-old when she began wearing a brace 23 hours a day in hopes that it would straighten her spine, something she hid from other children at her school but documented. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 22, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
A Case Highlighting the Impact of Uncorrected ScoliosisA Case Highlighting the Impact of Uncorrected Scoliosis
Read why scoliosis should not go untreated. Archives of Disease in Childhood (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - June 16, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics Journal Article Source Type: news
Brookeâ€™s story: Looking back on my scoliosis surgery
I was diagnosed with scoliosis in April 2009 when I was 7 years old. An x-ray confirmed my family’s worst fears: I was growing a crooked spine. I had a 30-degree curve in my thoracic (upper) spine and a 15-degree curve in my lumbar (lower) spine. My scoliosis brace My family and I tried many alternative treatments, such as a chiropractor and an osteopathic doctor, in the hopes that I could avoid wearing a back brace, but my curves were large and really needed bracing. When I was wearing my brace as I was supposed to, my upper curve would go down to somewhere between 20 and 30 degrees. But I wasn’t able to adjus...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - June 16, 2015 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Guest Blogger Tags: Orthopedics Our patientsâ€™ stories scoliosis Source Type: news
My scoliosis story: One year laterâ€”celebrating surgery
I’m Abby DiCocco. I am 12, and I have scoliosis. One year ago, on June, 5, 2014, I had magnetic rods, called MAGEC rods, surgically implanted in my back to help fix the curve. I was the first person at Boston Children’s Hospital to get the magnetic rods. It was pretty amazing to be the first, but I was a little scared, too. Before my surgery, the curvature in my spine was 65 degrees. After my surgery, it was only 10 degrees, a major difference. My life is mostly all fun and games now, thanks to the surgery. Without the magnetic rods, I would be in the hospital constantly and out of school more than once every t...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - June 4, 2015 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Abby DiCocco Tags: Diseases & conditions Our patientsâ€™ stories scoliosis Source Type: news
What is the Epidemiology of SMA Syndrome?
Discussion Superior mesenteric artery syndrome (SMAS) is caused by the compression of the superior mesenteric artery (SMA) against the 3rd part of the duodenum creating a proximal intestinal obstruction. It is relatively rare and can be hard to distinguish from other causes of intestinal obstruction. Normally the SMA arises from the anterior aorta around the L1 vertebra. It extends anteriorly and caudally into the mesentery of the small bowel. The angle between the SMA and aorta is called the aortomesenteric angle and is usually 38-65°. The distance between the SMA and aorta is usually 10-20 mm. Within the aortomesent...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - June 1, 2015 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news