Pradeep Suri

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STUDY DESIGN Cross-sectional study with prospective recruitment. OBJECTIVE.: To determine the accuracy of the physical examination for the diagnosis of midlumbar nerve root impingement (L2, L3, or L4), low lumbar nerve root impingement (L5 or S1) and level-specific lumbar nerve root impingement on magnetic resonance imaging, using individual tests and(More)
Primary disabling conditions, such as amputation, not only limit mobility, but also predispose individuals to secondary musculoskeletal impairments, such as osteoarthritis (OA) of the intact limb joints, that can result in additive disability. Altered gait biomechanics that cause increased loading of the intact limb have been suggested as a cause of the(More)
CONTEXT The clinical syndrome of lumbar spinal stenosis (LSS) is a common diagnosis in older adults presenting with lower extremity pain. OBJECTIVE To systematically review the accuracy of the clinical examination for the diagnosis of the clinical syndrome of LSS. DATA SOURCES MEDLINE, EMBASE, and CINAHL searches of articles published from January 1966(More)
Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common cause of walking-related disability among older adults in the United States, and the prevalence and incidence of OA are increasing rapidly. Systemic and local risk factors for knee OA have been identified, and obesity and joint injury appear to be the strongest risk factors that are both modifiable and have the(More)
STUDY DESIGN Cross-sectional study. OBJECTIVE To evaluate the association between lumbar spine facet joint orientation, facet joint tropism, and facet joint osteoarthritis (OA) and degenerative spondylolisthesis (DS) identified by multidetector computed tomography in the community-based Framingham Heart Study. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA The association(More)
OBJECTIVE Lumbar disc degeneration (LDD) is an important cause of low back pain, which is a common and costly problem. LDD is characterised by disc space narrowing and osteophyte growth at the circumference of the disc. To date, the agnostic search of the genome by genome-wide association (GWA) to identify common variants associated with LDD has not been(More)
BACKGROUND CONTEXT The prevalence of lumbar spinal stenosis (LSS) in the general population and association with low back pain (LBP) remain unclear. PURPOSE To evaluate the prevalence of congenital and acquired LSS observed on computed tomography in a community-based sample; and to evaluate the association between LSS and LBP. STUDY DESIGN/SETTING(More)
Osteoarthritis (OA) of the spine involves the facet joints, which are located in the posterior aspect of the vertebral column and, in humans, are the only true synovial joints between adjacent spinal levels. Facet joint osteoarthritis (FJ OA) is widely prevalent in older adults, and is thought to be a common cause of back and neck pain. The prevalence of(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine whether trunk muscle attributes are associated with balance and mobility performance among mobility-limited older adults. DESIGN Cross-sectional analysis of data from a randomized clinical trial. SETTING Outpatient rehabilitation research center. PARTICIPANTS Community-dwelling older adults (N = 70; mean age 75.9 years) with(More)
Practice guidelines universally recommend an initial period of rest for people who sustain a sportsrelated concussion or mild traumatic brain injury (MTBI) in daily life or military service. This practice is difficult to reconcile with the compelling evidence that other health conditions can be worsened by inactivity and improved by early mobilization and(More)