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2013-09-16 23:26:10

Specifically designed for spinal curvature issues, the Acta-Back® Wheelchair System increases comfort and support for users with kyphosis, scoliosis and lumbar problems. Offering precise contours with its moldable center section, the lightweight and indestructible aluminum shell has the capability to customize individual modifications without sacrificing the back's integrity. Elberton, GA (PRWEB) September 16, 2013 Rehabmart.com, an online e-commerce company that sells...

2011-01-31 00:35:02

Singapore, Jan 31, 2011 - (ACN Newswire) - At KK Women's and Children's Hospital (KKH), a five-year old girl with severe curvature of the spine was among the first in Southeast Asia to have a "titanium rib" implant. Also known as the Vertical Expandable Prosthetic Titanium Rib (VEPTR), the adjustable titanium rib is designed to treat Thoracic Insufficiency Syndrome in skeletally immature patients. Thoracic Insufficiency Syndrome refers to the chest's inability to support normal growth of the...

2010-11-20 00:00:48

Medical researchers estimate that moderate to severe scoliosis can decrease overall life expectancy by 14 years, a stunning statistic to say the least. Now, a new genetic laboratory test can predict if a child's scoliosis will become a moderate or severe problem. Grand Blanc, MI (PRWEB) November 19, 2010 Scoliosis affects about 3% of the US population per year. Scoliosis is a curvature of the spine that can cause pressure on vital organs, including the lungs and heart. Medical researchers...

2009-10-01 08:32:15

Progressive infantile scoliosis responds well to a series of casts: Study When parents are told their babies' scoliosis needs treatment, they often try bracing first. If that fails, they need surgery to place metal rods in their backs with spinal fusion later on. These children face the risk of complications from the surgery and their backs and chests may be stiff for life. New research from the University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC) challenges that treatment convention and may lead...


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vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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