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The position of the lumbar vertebrae in relation to the intercrestal line.

Authors
  • Wattanaruangkowit, Pisit
  • Lakchayapakorn, Kajorn
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of the Medical Association of Thailand = Chotmaihet thangphaet
Publication Date
Nov 01, 2010
Volume
93
Issue
11
Pages
1294–1300
Identifiers
PMID: 21114209
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

The intercrestal line crosses the posterior part of the lumbar vertebral column between the upper half of L4 spinous process level and lower half of L5 spinous process level, most often at the lower half of L4 spinous process level (37.41%) and at the L(4/5) interspinous space level (27.78%). This line crosses the anterior part of the lumbar vertebral column between the upper half of L4 body level and lower half of L5 body level, most often at the upper half of L5 body level (38.15%) and at the L(4/5) intervertebral space level (32.22%). The level of the intercrestal line tends to be high in elderly patients, neutral position and the intercrestal line by palpation tends to be identified at the higher level.

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