The Prevalence of Facet Tropism and Its Correlation with Low Back Pain in Selected Community-Based Populations.

Conclusions: The prevalence of FT among community-based populations was 46.3% and its severe form was more frequently observed at L4-5 level (24.7%). LBP was correlated with FT at L2-3 level. The relative FT-associated risk of LBP was 1.6 at L2-3 level, and the relative L2-3 FT-associated risk of dynamic LBP was 1.724. PMID: 31156769 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Clinics in Orthopedic Surgery - Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Clin Orthop Surg Source Type: research

Related Links:

Conclusions: Many patients who develop new LBP receive guideline nonconcordant care such as early advanced imaging and opioids before other modalities like PT and prescription NSAIDs.
Source: Medical Care - Category: Health Management Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research
Mohammed K Al Harbi, Khaled A Alattas, Muhanad Alnajar, Muneera F AlbuthiSaudi Journal of Anaesthesia 2020 14(1):123-126 An 80-year-old male patient presented with 2 weeks history of low back pain undergoing posterior spinal fusion with laminectomy in the prone position. The patient was induced with fentanyl, propofol, and rocuronium, and then he was positioned in the prone position. After 6 h of starting the surgery, the patient started to be hypotension and bradycardia followed by pulseless electrical activity (PEA). Code blue was activated intraoperatively with immediate initiation of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR...
Source: Saudi Journal of Anaesthesia - Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Source Type: research
Rationale: Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed malignancies in females. The most common sites of metastasis are bone, lung, liver, and brain. Gastrointestinal and adrenal gland metastasis from breast cancer are rare. Simultaneous metastases are extremely rare. Therefore, it is critically important to choose proper examination and treatment since the rapid diagnosis and primary treatment can significantly affect the survival of patients. To the best of our knowledge, this was the first case of initial dual metastasis. Patient concerns: The patient had a history of left breast cancer, and she underwent left bre...
Source: Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Research Article: Clinical Case Report Source Type: research
Abstract An 87-year-old woman with a history of osteoporosis presented to the emergency department with complaints of low back pain and difficulty walking due to falling onto her left hip 2 weeks prior. Given the delay in diagnostic evaluation and persistent symptoms, computed tomography (CT) of the lumbar spine was ordered. The results of the CT were read as noncontributory and a physical therapist was consulted. Following examination, the physical therapist recommended left hip radiographs. A CT scan of the hip, which was ordered due to its superior specificity in detecting subtle fractures and to assist interve...
Source: Physical Therapy - Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Tags: J Orthop Sports Phys Ther Source Type: research
ConclusionOur patient ’s long-term end-stage renal disease had made the oral and gastrointestinal mucosal barriers very fragile. Under these conditions, even mildly invasive procedures such as tracheal intubation and nasogastric tube insertion could be the cause of infectious complication by oral commensals, includingActinomyces.
Source: Journal of Medical Case Reports - Category: General Medicine Source Type: research
Authors: AlShazli ABAD, Amer AY, Sultan AM, Barakat AS, Koptan W, ElMiligui Y, Shaker H Abstract Study Design: This was a prospective case series of 30 patients with post-discectomy syndrome with an average of 18 months of follow-up (level IV). Purpose: The efficacy of post-discectomy syndrome managed by minimally invasive surgery transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion (MIS-TLIF) was evaluated. Overview of Literature: In post-discectomy syndrome wherein conservative treatment had failed, the best surgical treatment modality still remains controversial. Methods: Patients were functionally assessed using ...
Source: Asian Spine Journal - Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Asian Spine J Source Type: research
Bertolotti Syndrome (BS) is caused by pseudoarticulation between an aberrant L5 transverse process and the sacral ala, termed a lumbosacral transitional vertebra (LSTV). BS is thought to cause low back pain and is treated with resection or fusion, both of which have shown success. Acquiring cadavers with BS is challenging. Thus, we combined 3D printing, based on BS patient CT scans, with normal cadaveric spines to create a BS model. We then performed biomechanical testing to determine altered kinematics from LSTV with surgical interventions.
Source: The Spine Journal - Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Source Type: research
Bertolotti syndrome (BS) is caused by pseudoarticulation between an aberrant L5 transverse process and the sacral ala, termed a lumbosacral transitional vertebra (LSTV). BS is thought to cause low back pain and is treated with resection or fusion, both of which have shown success. Acquiring cadavers with BS is challenging. Thus, we combined 3D printing, based on BS patient CT scans, with normal cadaveric spines to create a BS model. We then performed biomechanical testing to determine altered kinematics from LSTV with surgical interventions.
Source: The Spine Journal - Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Tags: Basic Science Source Type: research
ConclusionsThis case report demonstrates an unusual etiology of back and leg pain in a young man and elucidates the palliative effects of radiation therapy for epithelioid hemangioma involving the lumbar spine.
Source: Journal of Medical Case Reports - Category: General Medicine Source Type: research
AbstractSummaryA total of 88 subjects were enrolled to investigate the relationship between paraspinal muscle fatty infiltration and lumbar bone mineral density (BMD) using chemical shift encoding-based water-fat MRI and quantitative computed tomography (QCT), respectively. A moderate inverse correlation between paraspinal muscle proton density fat fraction and lumbar QCT-BMD was found with age, sex, and BMI controlled.PurposeTo investigate the relationship between paraspinal muscle fatty infiltration and lumbar bone mineral density (BMD).MethodsA total of 88 subjects were enrolled in this study (52 females, 36 males; age,...
Source: Archives of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery - Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research
More News: Back Pain | CT Scan | Low Back Pain | Orthopaedics | Pain | Study