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  1. Degenerative displacement of lumbar vertebrae : A 25-year follow-up study in Framingham. Point of view.

    Article - En anglais

    Study Design

    The authors assessed degenerative lumbar displacement in a population-based cohort of 217 men and 400 women who had lateral lumbar radiographs performed at the mean age of 54 years and again at 79 years, and who nad completed interviews on back symptoms and functional performance in connection with the follow-up examination.


    To assess the prevalence and incidence of degenerative slippage and its association with back pain and physical disability. of Background Data.

    Degenerative displacement of lumbar vertebrae may cause instability. nerve root compression, and spinal stenosis.

    Its incidence in the older population and association with back pain and disability are unknown.


    The authors assessed the prevalence and incidence of degenerative slippage tram lateral lumbar radiographs performed 25 years apart and its association with back pain and physical disability from interviews performed in connection with the follow-up examination.


    At the follow-up examination, 23 (12%) men and 100 (25%) women had developed degenerative slippage exceeding 3 mm ; two of them had this already at the baseline.

    A forward displacement was found in 8 men and 76 women (P<0.0001 for difference between the genders) and a backward one in 16 men and 35 women.

    On average, forward slip was 18% ± 5.5, and backward stip, 15% ± 4.0 of the anteroposterior diameter of the vertebra below. (...)

    Mots-clés Pascal : Spondylolisthésis, Rachis lombaire, Symptomatologie, Epidémiologie, Incidence, Fréquence, Lombalgie, Incapacité, Homme, Radiographie, Exploration clinique, Questionnaire, Etude longitudinale, Long terme, Douleur, Système ostéoarticulaire pathologie, Rachis pathologie, Maladie dégénérative, Arthrose, Rachialgie, Radiodiagnostic, Rétrolisthésis

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Spondylolisthesis, Lumbar spine, Symptomatology, Epidemiology, Incidence, Frequency, Low back pain, Disability, Human, Radiography, Clinical investigation, Questionnaire, Follow up study, Long term, Pain, Diseases of the osteoarticular system, Spine disease, Degenerative disease, Osteoarthritis, Rachialgia, Radiodiagnosis

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 98-0443498

    Code Inist : 002B15F. Création : 25/01/1999.