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Year : 2005  |  Volume : 53  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 397--398

Spine revisited: Principles and parlance redefined

1 Departments of Anatomy, Seth G.S. Medical College and KEM Hospital, Parel, Mumbai-400 012, India
2 Departments of Medicine, Seth G.S. Medical College and KEM Hospital, Parel, Mumbai-400 012, India

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V M Kothari
Department of Anatomy, Seth G.S. Medical College & KEM Hospital, Parel, Mumbai - 400012
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DOI: 10.4103/0028-3886.22602

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A revised appreciation of the evolution and the nature of bone in general and of vertebrae in particular, allows revisiting the human spine to usher in some new principles and more rational parlance, that embody spine's phylogeny, ontogeny, anatomy and physiology. Such an approach accords primacy to spine's soft-tissues, and relegates to its bones a secondary place.


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