Spinous Process: Function & Fracture Treatment


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What is the technical name for your spine?

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1. Where is the spinous process located on the vertebrae?

2. The BEST treatment option for a spinous process fracture is:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Find out what you know about the spinous process with this worksheet and attached quiz. Questions will test you on areas of this part of the human anatomy by getting you to identify the technical name for your spine and the location of the spinous process on the vertebrae.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Make use of these study tools to:

  • Recognize the best treatment option for a spinous process fracture
  • Understand how a fractured spinous process is diagnosed
  • Name the primary function of the spinous process

Skills Practiced

Use the quiz and worksheet to practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on the spinous process
  • Making connections - use understanding of the concept of vertebrae and how they connect to the spinous process
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding how a fractured spinous process is diagnosed and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

Read this lesson, Spinous Process: Function & Fracture Treatment, for more information about the spinous process and its role in the human body. Once you have completed the lesson, you will have gone over the following objectives:

  • Understand bony landmarks
  • Recognize the causes and symptoms of a spinous process fracture
  • Analyze the treatment for this type of fracture