Shift of axial position for rotation at the intervertebral joint in dogs

Yoshiyuki Tohno, Setsuko Tohno, Cho Azuma, Yumi Moriwake, Tsukasa Kumai, Gen Yamada

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Abstract

To elucidate whether the position of axis for rotation at the intervertebral joint is related with the spinal curvature, the authors investigated the spinal columns of beagles. The spinal column of beagle was composed of 7 cervical, 13 thoracic, 7 lumbar, 3 sacral, and 19 coccygeal vertebrae. It was observed that the position of axis for rotation at the intervertebral joint was shifted on the superior and inferior views of the 2nd thoracic vertebra and was next shifted on the superior and inferior views of the 10th thoracic vertebra. It was suggested that in the case of beagle and Wistar rat with 13 thoracic vertebrae, the upper shift of axial position for rotation at the intervertebral joint occurred on the superior and inferior views of the 2nd thoracic vertebra and the lower shift of axial position for rotation at the intervertebral joint occurred on the superior and inferior views of the 10th thoracic vertebra.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)257-262
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Nara Medical Association
Volume55
Issue number4-5
Publication statusPublished - 2004 Oct 1
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Dog
  • Intervertebral joint
  • Spine
  • Vertebra

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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