Glossary beginning with S

Das Vokabular enthält alle Fachbegriffe, die im Glossar erklärt werden.

sequestra
When the gelatinous core leaks out of the spinal disc and into the spinal canal loosing contact with the original disc.
slipped disc
Soft gelatinous leaks out of the core of the vertebral disc, combined with a tear of the fibrocartilage ring (annulus fibrosus).
spinal canal
Also known as the vertebral canal. It is the extensive canal of the spine running from the first cervical vertebra to the sacrum. It contains the spinal cord.
spinal stenosis
Narrowing or constriction of the spinal canal. The spinal cord that runs through the spinal canal is squeezed and under pressure.
spinous process
The spinous process of a vertebra is directed backward and downward from the vertebral body and serves for the attachment of muscles and ligaments.
Spondylarthrosis
Excessive wear/use (degeneration) of the facet joint. Also known as facet joint arthritis of the lower spine.
spondylodesis
a surgical technique used to join two or more vertebrae
spondylolisthesis
Instability of the spine.