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Magnetic Resonance Imaging Correlation Of Facet Joint Morphology And Tropism With Degenerative Disease Of The Lumbar Spine

Volume 6 - Issue 4, April 2023 Edition
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N.Vaishnavi Devi1, Govardhanan2, S Ratna Vasanthan3, Rajarajan4, Chagi Hima Bindu5
lumbar spine, facet joint tropism, facet joint arthropathy.
Introduction: The present study was planned to determine if there is associations of facet joint arthropathy with degenerative disc disease of the lumbar spine. Further we determined if there is associations of facet joint tropism with degenerative disc disease of the lumbar spine. In this study we also determined if there is association of facet joint tropism with facet joint arthropathy in lumbar spine. Materials and methods: It is a retrospective and prospective study conducted in Department of Radio diagnosis, Sri Venkateshwara Medical College Hospital and Research Centre (SVMCH&RC), a tertiary care teaching hospital located in Ariyur, Pondicherry with the sample size of 126. Facet joint arthropathy and facet joint tropism with degenerative disc disease of the lumbar spine was measured. Results: MRI Lumbar spine is good imaging modality to assess facet joints and lumbar disc disease. In our analysis, we found No significant association between facet tropism and facet joint osteoarthritis in confirmation with results from contemporary studies. No significant association between facet joint osteoarthritis and degenerative disc disease of the lumbar spine. No significant association between facet joint tropism and degenerative disc disease of the lumbar spine.
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