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Clinical: Spinal development
Transitional phase

The characteristic curvatures of the adult spine appear over the course of postnatal development, being only partially present in a newborn. The newborn has a "kyphotic" spinal curvature; lumbar lordosis develops later and becomes stable at puberty.

 

Atlas of Anatomy Cl. Box 1.200 B

Illustrator: Karl Wesker

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