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dc.contributor.authorMoore, J.*
dc.contributor.authorBuckberry, Jo*
dc.date.accessioned2015-10-30T15:09:06Z
dc.date.available2015-10-30T15:09:06Z
dc.date.issued2016-09
dc.identifier.citationMoore J and Buckberry J (2016) The use of corsetry to treat Pott’s disease of the spine from 19th Century Wolverhampton, England. International Journal of Paleopathology. 14: 74-80.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10454/7459
dc.descriptionyesen_US
dc.description.abstractCorsets have been used both to create a fashionable silhouette and as an orthopaedic treatment for spinal conditions, but skeletal changes associated with the use of corsetry are rarely reported on in the palaeopathological literature. Here, we report on a 19th-century adult male with Pott’s disease of the vertebral column and related vertebral compression deformities, which probably result from the use of a corset. Wolverhampton HB40 presented destruction of the vertebral bodies of T6 to L4, ankylosis of the apophyseal joints of L1 and L2 and an angular kyphosis of the lumbar region, the result of tuberculosis. The presence of flattened spinous processes and bilateral acute angulation of multiple ribs in the lower thoracic region is indicative of plastic deformation caused by the use of the corset. The presence of both of these changes in an adult male, at a time when the use of cosmetic corsets by men was in decline, suggests that the compression trauma was the result of an orthopaedic corset used to correct the defective posture resulting from tubercular kyphosis, although corset use to obtain a fashionable silhouette cannot be ruled out.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.relation.isreferencedbyhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijpp.2016.05.008en_US
dc.rights© 2016 Elsevier. Reproduced in accordance with the publisher's self-archiving policy. This manuscript version is made available under the CC-BY-NC-ND 4.0 license http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/en_US
dc.subjectCorsetry; Kyphosis; Pott’s disease; Tuberculosis; Wolverhampton; 19th Century; Orthopaedic corset; Compression trauma; Spinal conditionsen_US
dc.titleThe use of corsetry to treat Pott’s disease of the spine from 19th Century Wolverhampton, Englanden_US
dc.status.refereedyesen_US
dc.date.Accepted2016-05-19
dc.date.application2016-06-29
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.type.versionAccepted Manuscripten_US


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