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Prevalence of lumbar facet arthrosis and its relationship to age, sex, and race: an anatomic study of cadaveric specimens.

Authors
  • Eubanks, Jason David
  • Lee, Michael J
  • Cassinelli, Ezequiel
  • Ahn, Nicholas U
Type
Published Article
Journal
Spine
Publisher
Ovid Technologies (Wolters Kluwer) - Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Publication Date
Sep 01, 2007
Volume
32
Issue
19
Pages
2058–2062
Identifiers
PMID: 17762805
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Facet arthrosis is a universal finding in the human lumbar spine. Evidence of arthrosis begins early, with more than one half of adults younger than 30 years demonstrating arthritic changes in the facets. The most common arthritic level appears to be L4-L5. Men have a higher prevalence and degree of facet arthrosis than women.

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