Evidence for Juvenile Disc Herniation in a Homo Erectus Boy Skeleton

  title={Evidence for Juvenile Disc Herniation in a Homo Erectus Boy Skeleton},
  author={M. Haeusler and R. Schiess and T. Boeni},
  • M. Haeusler, R. Schiess, T. Boeni
  • Published 2013
  • Medicine
  • Spine
  • Study Design. An analysis and differential diagnosis of bony alterations in the lower lumbar vertebrae of a Homo erectus boy skeleton. Objective. To analyze low back problems during early human evolution. Summary of Background Data. Back problems in modern humans are often attributed to our upright, bipedal locomotion that is thought to place huge mechanical stresses on the vertebral column. However, little is known of this situation during the course of human evolution. Methods. We analyzed… CONTINUE READING
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