Spinal deformity from polio

Spinal deformity from polio

M240/0458 Rights Managed

Request low-res file

530 pixels on longest edge, unwatermarked

Request/Download high-res file

Uncompressed file size: 25.8MB

Downloadable file size: 1.9MB

Price image Pricing

Please login to use the price calculator



Caption: Spinal deformity due to polio. Image 2 of 2. Female patient with a severe spinal deformity. The spine is hunched (kyphosis) and it curves sideways (scoliosis). This was caused by an infection with the polio virus. Infection with the polio virus can happen in unvaccinated children. The virus attacks the motor neurons in the brain and spinal cord, and causes severe disability and paralysis and sometimes death. The treatment would involve surgery to correct the curvature, but it is usually done in the early stages of the spinal deformation. Photographed in Africa. For a view of this patient's scoliosis, from behind, see image M240/457.

Release details: Model release available. Property release not required.

Keywords: african, back, backbone, black, bone, column, comparing, comparison, condition, curvature, curved, deformed, deformity, developing, disease, disorder, female, healthcare, kyphosis, large, medical, medicine, musculoskeletal disorders, osteology, patient, polio, poliomyelitis, post-polio, posterior, profile, scoliosis, sequence, serious, severe, side, spinal, spine, third world, tropical, tropics, viral, virus, woman

Licence fees: A licence fee will be charged for any media (low or high resolution) used in your project.