The influence of knee bolster on lumbar spinal stenosis parameters on MR images

AbstractObjectiveTo estimate the effect of the knee bolster use during an MRI on lumbar spinal stenosis parameters and low back pain-related disability.MethodsA repeated-measurement study of 27 males and 19 females with mean age 55.78  ± 14.36, referred for an MRI of the lumbar spine due to low back pain, performed with and without standard knee bolster. A radiologist evaluated the lumbar lordosis Cobb’s angle, the cross-sectional area of the right and left intervertebral foramina and spinal canal at L1-L2, L2-L3, L3-L4 sp inal levels. Spinal symptoms were evaluated by the Oswestry Disability Questionnaire.ResultsThe Cobb angle of lumbar lordosis was found significantly greater on an MRI performed without knee bolster than with bolster (47.30  ± 9.90 vs. 42.57 ± 10.62,p 
Source: Skeletal Radiology - Category: Radiology Source Type: research

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