rectificación de la lordosis vertical

Discussion in 'Medical Terminology' started by AleRossell, Jul 30, 2008.

  1. AleRossell

    AleRossell Senior Member

    I need help translating this into English:

    Rectificación de la lordosis cervical.

    The words rectification or correction are not useful because, in this case, rectificacion has a bad connotation. Any suggestions?
  2. Marxelo

    Marxelo Senior Member

    Buenos Aires - Argentina
    Castellano Rioplatense
    Sin embargo se usa rectification en varios textos.
  3. Tarahumara Senior Member

    Los Angeles, California
    English/Spanish - USA-Mexico
    My suggestion would be:
    Vertical lordosis repair / vertical lordosis correction with/and/or instrumentation.
    It depends on how it is being used.
  4. Lamat7 New Member

    Denver, CO
    To my knowledge, Marxelo is right. The term "rectification" is used just like in Spanish, rectificación. But here it does not mean "correction" or "repair" at all. It means that the natural curve or "lordosis" of the cervical spine has become literally straight, due to factors like arthritis, whiplash trauma, etc. Rectification of cervical lordosis means then, a problem, not a solution.
  5. Bill Osler

    Bill Osler Senior Member

    North Carolina, USA
    English, USA
    If "Rectificación de la lordosis cervical" refers to a loss of curvature of the spine (as Lamat7 seems to suggest) then the common expression in English would be "straightening".
    I do not have enough expertise to say whether it does in fact refer to a loss of curvature or to a restoration of curvature.
  6. Bálsamo de Fierabrás

    Bálsamo de Fierabrás Senior Member

    Español - México
    Hi. As Bill Osler highlighted, the term refer to a loss of physiological cervical curvature or Loss of cervical lordosis by a traumatism (a car accident, generally) or degenerative source; although is common to use "rectification" in specialized press the term most-used is "Loss of..." as here
    Last edited: Nov 14, 2013

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