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Orthopedist (skeletal system)

Medical history
Patient was previously diagnosed with mild scoliosis (curvature of the spine).

Physical exam
A physical exam and X-rays confirmed the presence of mild scoliosis. The curvature was measured to 15 degrees. It was noted that the patient has unusually long, slender arms, fingers, and feet.


Link to Medical Reference Manual Orthopedics

An X ray image of a child’s back is seen. The backbone (spinal column) is seen to have a slight curve to it. The number 8.3 degrees is printed on the x ray. This means that the backbone is 8.3 degrees off from being perfectly straight.
  X-ray of spine, age 5.

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