Published Aug 11, 2005
Okay so I wasmt sure where to put this, I am a EN student and am just putting the final touches on my medical terminology package and have a few things that I could use some help or opinions with.
What would be the best way to describe the locarion of:
the lumbar spine
The neck of the femur
Thats it those 3 little things, thanks in advance for any help .
Location relative to what? You always have to describe position relative to something else . . . I guess I don't really understand your question.
As in . . .
The ribs begin laterally from the sternum and the manubrium, and continue posteriorly and then medially to the thoracic spine. The ribs are also immediately lateral to the thoracic spine, but continue anteriorly and then medially to the manubrium and sternum. Does that make sense? Does that answer your question?
The lumbar spine is superior to the sacrum, but inferior to the thoracic spine.
The neck of the femur is proximal and medial to the diaphysis of the femur; the neck of the femur is distal and lateral to the head of the femur.
The lumbar spine is superior to the sacrum, but inferior to the thoracic spine. The neck of the femur is proximal and medial to the diaphysis of the femur; the neck of the femur is distal and lateral to the head of the femur.
sorry, yes we were looking at the proper way to look at it as in Anterior and posterior and so forth, a few people in my class have been caught on this one, we had the one for the ribs ut we second guessed ourselves, as we have a very strict teacher LOL we are always second and third guessing everything we do.
But I guess it will pay off in the long run , thanks for you help you have put it better than I would have, much appreciated.
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